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Memorable Manitobans: John Black McKilligan (1845-1918)

Civil servant.

Born at Aberdeen, Scotland on 20 December 1845, son of Alexander and Agnes McKilligan, he was educated at Hobert Gordon’s College (Aberdeen). In 1860, he began working as an accountant at Aberdeen, immigrating to Canada in 1876 and arriving at Winnipeg in 1879 where he stayed until 1888. He moved to British Columbia in 1890. He became a provincial civil servant in 1901. In 1911, he was Provincial Surveyor of Taxes and Inspector of Revenue, C.A., Parliament Buildings, Victoria, BC. In 1878, he married Sarah Dodds at Toronto and they had one son and one daughter. He was a member of the AF & AM, RAC, and AASR. He died at Victoria on 5 January 1918.

Sources:

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 December 2014

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