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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Magill (1873-1930)

Educator, civil servant.

Born in County Down, Ireland in 1873, he came to Canada in 1903 and was on the staff of Presbyterian College (Nova Scotia) as Principal when Dalhousie University took it over in 1908. He served on Royal Commissions on coal fields in Cape Breton, and in 1915 became Chairman of the Board of Grain Commissioners of Canada and Secretary of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange, which he served until his death. He represented Canada in grain-sale discussions with England in 1919-1920. He died at Battle Creek, Michigan on 15 January 1930 and was buried in the Old Kildonan Cemetery. His pallbearers were Ernest S. Parker, James A. Crowe, R. P. Evans, P. C. MacLachlan, Alfred E. Hoskin, and Louis J. Reycraft.

Sources:

“Dr. Magill, Grain Exchange secretary, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 January 1930, page 1.

“Pallbearers named for Dr. Magill funeral,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 January 1930, page 3.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 December 2017

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