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Memorable Manitobans: David Samuel G. Ross (1907-1991)

Manager, historian.

Born at Winnipeg on 25 September 1907, son of Rachel Saunders, he received his early education in Milwaukee and Winnipeg, graduating with a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Manitoba. He worked for the Reclamation and Good Roads branches of the Department of Public Works and, during the Second World War, served as an aeronautical inspector. He joined the Winnipeg Electric Company in 1945. By 1964, he was the Manager of the Industrial Development Section in the Marketing Department of Manitoba Hydro. He volunteered with the Urban Studies Association, River Heights Community Club, and River Heights Home and School. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 1 November 1991 and was buried in the Rosh Pina Memorial Park.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

History of the Electrical Industry in Manitoba
MHS Transactions, Series 3, 1963-1964 Season

Lightning From Water
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 9, Number 2, January 1964


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 November 1991, page 22.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 June 2019

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