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Memorable Manitobans: Alexander Neil MacLeod (1868-1940)

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Born at Kildonan, son of Murdoch MacLeod and Frances Munroe, he was educated at the East Kildonan School, Winnipeg Collegiate, University of Manitoba (BA, 1887), and the Manitoba Medical College (1893). He had a medical practice at Stonewall from 1893 to 1923, where he was also a member of the town council and local school board. He served as secretary for the Medical College from 1923 to 1938 and, for some time, he was assistant provincial coroner to Dr. H. M. Speechly.

On 13 October 1898, he married Margaret Arnett. They had three children: Alan Arnett MacLeod, Margaret Helen MacLeod, and Frances Marion MacLeod. During his residence in Stonewall, he was active in community activities. He served as Mayor of Stonewall from 1908 to 1909. He was the husband of Margaret Arnett MacLeod and father of Alan Arnett McLeod. He was a member of the AF & AM (Northern Light Lodge).

He died at his Winnipeg home, 138 Maryland Street, on 11 October 1940 and was buried in the Old Kildonan Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Donald McLeod School No. 2221 (270 Wallace Avenue, RM of East St. Paul)


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

“Dr. A. N. MacLeod, V.C. airman’s father, dies at his home,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 October 1940.

“A. N. McLeod, noted doctor, dies, aged 73,” Winnipeg Tribune, 12 October 1940. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

Death notice [Alexander Neil MacLeod], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 October 1940, page 26.

“Medical profession pays last tribute to Dr. A.N. McLeod,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 October 1940, page 4.

“Death climaxes careers of many notable people in course of 1940,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1941, page 1.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

We thank Alan Arnett MacLeod Adams and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 July 2018

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