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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Thomas McPhillips (1850-1913)

Printer, journalist.

Born in Richmond Hill, York County, Ontario, in March 1850, the son of George McPhillips and Margaret Lavin, brother of Manitoba land surveyors George, Francis, and Robert McPhillips, and lawyer Albert McPhillips, he was educated in York County and learned the printing business in Toronto. In 1881 he came to Winnipeg where he published a paper which was the precursor of the North-West Review. He gave it up to accept a position in the Department of Inland Revenue in the North-West Territories. He left to work as a journalist in the United States, where he remained for many years. At the time of his death on 11 March 1913, he was publishing a weekly paper in Assiniboia.

Sources:

“H. T. M’Phillips dies,” Winnipeg Telegram, 11 March 1913. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B5, page 152.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 December 2016

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