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Memorable Manitobans: William Alexander Macdonald (1857-1911)

Civil servant.

Born on 4 April 1857, son of contractor Alexander Macdonald and Isabella Macdonald, he resided in Winnipeg for 30 years prior to his death, serving as inspector of construction for the city engineering and construction department. He and wife Jessie had four daughters: Gertrude Macdonald (1883-?), Nora J. Macdonald (1884-?), Kathleen E. Macdonald (1886-?), and Isabel V. Macdonald (1896-?). He died at his Winnipeg home, 310 Alfred Avenue, on 8 May 1911 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“W. A. Macdonald of Winnipeg dies,” Winnipeg Telegram, 9 May 1911. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B5]

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 May 1911, page 12.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 September 2018

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