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Memorable Manitobans: Wilbert Alexander Robertson (1881-?)

Pharmacist, optician.

Born at Marquette, Manitoba on 16 August 1881, one of eight children of Frank Robertson and Mary Grace, he attended the Manitou high school then, in 1904, entered the Manitoba College of Pharmacy from which he graduated two years later. He established a pharmacy at Elgin, Manitoba where he operated until 1910 when he moved to Brandon, opening there a pharmacy and optical business at 738 Rosser Avenue, having trained as an optician at the American Optical College, the Ophthalmic College of Toronto, and in Winnipeg. On 9 September 1909, he married Margaret Davies. They had three daughters: Doris Robertson, and twins Willa Robertson and Irma Robertson. The family lived at 226 Seventh Street, Brandon. he was a member of the Presbyterian church, Canadian Order of Foresters, Loyal Order of Moose, Royal Templars, and Manitoba Association of Optometrists.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 May 2011

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