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Memorable Manitobans: Neil B. MacTaggart (1867-1949)

Civil engineer.

Born at Toronto, Ontario in 1867, he received an engineering degree from McGill University. He came to Manitoba where, as a member of the provincial civil service, he was responsible for the design and construction of bridges around the province. He and wife Christian Agnes Rannie (1877-1969) had four children: Jean Christina MacTaggart (b 1913), Marion MacTaggart (b 1915), Duncan Robert MacTaggart, and Neil Alexander MacTaggart. He was a member of the Masons (Ancient Landmark Lodge), Khartum Shriners, Thistle Curling Club, and Winnipeg Canoe Club. He died at his Winnipeg home, 815 Jessie Avenue, on 17 May 1949 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Gardenton Truss Bridge (Gardenton, RM of Stuartburn)

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1916 Canada census, Ancestry.

“Retired engineer, N. B. MacTaggart dies aged 82,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 May 1949, page 10.

Obituary [Christian MacTaggart], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 November 1969, page 25.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 November 2016

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