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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Charles McPhillips (1855-1939)

Land surveyor.

Born into a surveying family, including brothers George McPhillips and Francis McPhillips, he surveyed many townships across the Canadian West, including the sites for the present cities of Edmonton, Battleford, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Moose Jaw, and Dauphin. In the Winnipeg area, he surveyed and subdivided parts of Transcona, Charleswood, River Heights, and Crescentwood. He produced the first complete map covering the city and suburbs.

His brother, Albert E. McPhillips, was a lawyer in BC, and brother Henry McPhillips was a journalist.

He died on 23 April 1939, at his Winnipeg home.

Sources:

Western Municipal News, May 1939, page 127.

Page revised: 7 May 2008

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