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Memorable Manitobans: Harold Roy McKay (1904-1975)

Lawyer, civil servant.

Born at Pilot Mound on 17 January 1904, son of D. S. McKay (1872-?) and Margaret McDougall (1872-?), he was educated locally and studied at the Manitoba Law School (1921-1923). On 5 August 1930, he married Gladys Alexander Alsaker (1902-?) at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church in Winnipeg, had two daughters, and practiced law at Shoal Lake until March 1944 when he became District Registrar at the Brandon Land Titles Office (1944-1947). He worked at the Winnipeg Land Titles Office as Acting Deputy District Registrar (1948-?), Deputy District Registrar (1950-1956), and District Registrar / Registrar General (1956-1969). He died at the Victoria Hospital on 21 March 1975 and was buried at Pilot Mound Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Harold McKay named Land Titles Registrar,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 March 1944, page 7.

“Jamieson gets Land Titles post; McKay is Deputy,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 February 1950, page 2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 March 1975, page 31.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 7 March 2015

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