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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Borland McElrea (1883-1957)

Chiropractor.

Born at Sidney, Manitoba on 12 January 1883, son of John McElrea and Jennie Allan, he was educated at the Sidney Public School, Carleton High School, and Palmer School of Chiropractic. He began a chiropractic practice in 1911. During the First World War, he saw military service overseas from 1916 to 1919. On 5 April 1920, he married Euphemia Hazel McNeish. They had five children: William Gerald McElrea, John Borland McElrea, Shirley McElrea, Robert Edward McElrea, and Douglas Ramsey McElrea. He was a member of the Presbyterian church. His recreations included hockey, baseball, tennis, and hunting. In 1925, he lived at 164 Simcoe Street, Winnipeg. He died at Winnipeg on 3 September 1957 and was buried in the military plot of Brookside Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 September 1957, page 24.

We thank Colin McElrea and Mike McElrea for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 May 2013

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