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Memorable Manitobans: Samuel Willis Prowse (1869-1931)


Born at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on 25 August 1869, son of Senator Samuel Prowse and Louisa Prowse, he was educated at the University of Edinburgh. He commenced a career as a general practitioner at Colima-burgh, Fifeshire, Scotland in 1894 and came to Winnipeg in 1898. He served as President of the Winnipeg Medico-Chirurgical Society in 1910. In 1916 he took a mobile field hospital to France, and while there in 1917 he was elected Dean of the Manitoba Medical College. He served in that position until his death. He was a member of the Scientific Club of Winnipeg and the St. Charles Country Club.

In 1894, he married Katherine M. G. Smith, with whom he had a daughter.

He died at Winnipeg on 1 August 1931.


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, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 August 2014

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