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Memorable Manitobans: Albert Edward McPhillips (1862-1938)

Lawyer.

Son of George McPhillips, D.L.S., C.E., and Margaret Lavin. He was educated at St. Boniface College and Manitoba College. Counsel for Merchants Bank of Canada, Victoria; British Columbia Electric Railway Company, British Columbia Land and Investment Agency; Vancouver Island Power Company, and various other corporations. Holds second class certificate from Toronto School of Infantry; lieutenant 90th Battalion, Winnipeg Rifles, in Northwest Rebellion, 1885; medal and clasp, Fish Creek and Batoche; retired 1890 with rank of Captain. Member of Legislative assembly for B.C., 1898-1903, 1907-1910; attorney general for British Columbia, resigning 5 November 1903. Married Sophia Davie, 1896. Recreations: riding, gardening. Club: Union. Conservative. Roman Catholic. Address: “Cloonmore House,” Rockland Avenue, Victoria, B.C.

Brother of Manitoba land surveyors George, Francis, and Robert McPhillips, and journalist Henry McPhillips.

He died at Victoria, BC on 24 January 1938.

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: 20 March 2011

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