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Memorable Manitobans: John Sutherland Matheson (1873-1942)


Born at Woodstock, Ontario on 18 April 1873, son of Gilbert Matheson and Ann Sutherland, he came to Brandon in 1883 where he attended school. In 1894 he graduated in medicine from the University of Toronto, later taking postgraduate courses at Edinburgh and Chicago before returning to Brandon in 1895 and setting up a medical practice. During the First World War he served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps. He was a member of the Brandon School Board for 24 years, serving several terms as Chairman. He served as President of the Manitoba Medical Association (1912-1913), President of the Brandon Liberal Association, and a Director of the Brandon General Hospital. He was the brother-in-law of J. W. Fleming. He died at his home in Brandon on 27 July 1942 and was buried in Brandon Cemetery.


Canadian Expeditionary Force, Attestation Papers, Library and Archives Canada.

“Dr. J. Matheson dies Monday at Brandon,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 July 1942. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9, page 114]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 August 2014

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