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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Bryan Ross (1908-1983)

Architect.

Born at Morris on 3 July 1908, son of Robert Laughlan Ross and Mary Eleanor Davies, he studied Architecture at the University of Manitoba, winning an Isbister scholarship, then began working for the Manitoba Telephone System, rising to become its Chief Architect and Superintendent of Building. He retired in 1973. On 16 January 1932, he married Hazel May Stevenson (1906-1991) at Morris and they had a daughter. He was a member of St. Aidan’s Anglican Church and Southwood Golf and Country Club. He died at Victoria, British Columbia on 14 December 1983.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Fort Rouge Telephone Exchange Building (expansion)

628-640 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg

1948-1950

 

Sources:

Marriage registration [Mary Eleanor Davis, Robert P. Ross], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Birth registrations [Hazel May Stevenson, Robert Bryan Ross], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Scholarships - Architecture,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 May 1927, page 5.

Marriage registration [Bryan Robert Ross, May Hazel Stevenson], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registration [Robert Bryan Ross], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 December 1983, page 44.

Obituary [Hazel May Ross], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 June 1991, page 41.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 May 2022

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