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Memorable Manitobans: Stanley William McInnis (1865-1907)

Click to enlargeDentist, MLA (1900-1903), MLA (1903-1907), MLA (1908-1910).

He was born at St. John, New Brunswick, on 8 October 1865, the son of John and Mary McInnis. In 1898 he married Clara Beckwith. He came to Winnipeg in 1881 and was educated at Manitoba College. In 1886 he attended Philadelphia Dental College where he obtained his D.D.S., after which he settled in Brandon in 1899.

He was president of the Manitoba Dental Association and first president of the Canadian Dental Association (1906). He organized the Brandon Fire Insurance Company and was president of the Brandon Horticulture Society. He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature in 1899, 1903, and 1907, and was sworn in as Provincial Secretary and Minister of Municipal Affairs on 26 June 1907. McInnis was a fine baritone singer and a well-known cartoonist.

On 4 November 1907, McInnis died suddenly in Brandon from blood poisoning resulting from appendicitis.

More information:

Stanley William McInnis, Dictionary of Canadian Biography XIII, 649-50.


Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

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

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Page revised: 9 November 2008

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