Memorable Manitobans: Angus Allan Murray (1877-1946)
Born at Lower Mount Thom, Nova Scotia on 13 April 1877, he was educated at the Pictou Academy then taught school in Nova Scotia before coming to Winnipeg and attending the Manitoba Medical College. He trained in orthopaedic surgery under Herbert P. H. Galloway and later practiced with him as a member of the Winnipeg Orthopaedic Clinic. He retired in 1945. On 3 May 1917, he married Viola Olive Wallington (1887-1938) and they had three children: John Robert Murray (1917-1994), Angus Wallington Murray (1920-1989), and Violet Evelyn Murray (1927-1992, wife of Al Cottick). In 1920, he became a founding member of the Natural History Society of Manitoba. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 9 February 1946 and was buried in the Kildonan Presbyterian Cemetery.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1921 Canada census, Ancestry.
“Dr. A. Murray dies Saturday,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 February 1946, page 5.
Obituary [Angus Wallington Murray], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 December 1989, page 35.
Obituary [V. Evelyn Cottick], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 February 1992, page 31.
Obituary [John Robert Murray], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 February 1994, page 43.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 20 January 2020