Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 138 years

 


MHS
Events


Spring
Field Trip:
Military
History


Fall
Field Trip:
Ukrainian
Settlement


Manitoba
History

No. 83


This Old
Grain
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


Digitized
Local History
Books


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Roderick George McBeth [MacBeth] (1858-1934)

Click to enlargeCleric, historian.

Born in Kildonan, Manitoba, he was an early graduate of the University of Manitoba (BA 1882, MA 1885) and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1886. He subsequently studied for the ministry at Manitoba College and Princeton Seminary, and was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in 1891. Most of his ministry was conducted in Vancouver. He wrote extensively about his ancestors in a series of autobiographical books on the early development of the Canadian West: The Selkirk Settlers in Real Life (1897), The Making of the Canadian West (1898), The Romance of Western Canada (1918), Policing the Plains (1922), and The Romance of the Canadian Pacific Railway (1924). He also wrote on church subjects, including Our Task in Canada (1912) and The Burning Bush and Canada (no date). He was awarded honorary degrees by the University of Winnipeg (1885) and the University of Manitoba (1929).

He was a son of Robert McBeth Sr, and his brothers included John McBeth and Robert McBeth Jr.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Farm Life in the Selkirk Colony
MHS Transactions Series 1, No. 50, read 22 April 1897, Winnipeg: Manitoba Free Press.

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 March 2011

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2017 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.