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Memorable Manitobans: Bernard Ross McNaught (1875-1948)


Born at Seaforth, Ontario on 25 February 1875, son of David McNaught and Rebecca Ross, he moved to Manitoba with his family in 1881, and settled at Rapid City where his father was a lumber merchant. He was educated at the Rapid City School then, having decided to become a pharmacist, worked in drugstores at several places in Canada and the United States, including four years at Superior, Wisconsin. He subsequently returned to Manitoba and attended the College of Pharmacy, graduating in January 1901. The following year, he established a pharmacy at Hamiota, operating it until retirement in 1940 when he moved to Winnipeg. He served as President of the Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association (1936-1938) and Mayor of Hamiota (1921-1923). On 1 January 1908, he married Tena May Hunkin at Hamiota. They had two children: Margaret Kirkpatrick McNaught (b 1910, wife of R. J. Fulton) and Ross K. McNaught (b ?). He was a member of the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota Masons (Master), St. Stephen’s Broadway Church, and the Granite Curling Club. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 15 October 1948 and was buried in the Hamiota Cemetery.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 16 October 1948, page 24.

“B. R. McNaught, druggist, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 October 1948, page 4.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 February 2016

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