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Memorable Manitobans: Arnot G. V. Leishman (1878-?)

Physician.

Born at South Gore, Ontario on 25 December 1878, son of Rev. J. Leishman and Carrie Glassup, he attended school at Barrie, Ontario, graduating from high school in 1898. He taught school until 1901 when he enrolled in the Manitoba Medical College, from which he received an MD degree in 1905. Later that year, he established a medical practice at Shoal Lake, Manitoba. He served as president of the local hosital board and also health officer at Shoal Lake. He was a member of the Canadian Medical Association. On 25 May 1910, he married Ethel Murray, daughter of David Murray, at Fleming, Saskatchewan. As of 1913, they had a son, John D. Leishman. He was a member of the Masons (Blue Lodge), Canadian Order of Foresters, Independent Order of Foresters, and the Presbyterian Church.

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 April 2010

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