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Memorable Manitobans: John Orchard Todd (1864-1929)

Physician and surgeon.

Born at London, Ontario on 8 July 1864, son of Frederick William and Susannah Todd. Educated public schools, Niagara Falls, Ontario; onto School of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario; University of Manitoba; post graduate course in London, Berlin, Vienna; has practiced in Winnipeg continuously since graduation in 1890. Clinical teacher of Surgery in Manitoba Medical College; on surgical staff of Winnipeg General Hospital. Director, Retail Merchants Fire Insurance Company.

In 1897, he married Evelyn B. Bigelow. They had one son and one daughter. He was a member of the Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, and Commercial Travellers. Recreation: lacrosse. Liberal. Anglican. Address: 166 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg.

He died at Winnipeg on 29 October 1929.


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.

Attestation Papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

We thank Roger Maxwell for providing additional information used in this profile.

Page revised: 22 March 2010

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