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Memorable Manitobans: William John C. Tomalin (1858-1922)


Born at Northamptonshire, England on 9 January 1858, son of William Tomalin and Elizabeth Clarkson, he received a medical education at Guy’s Hospital, graduating in 1883. He practiced medicine and was assistant house surgeon at Leicester before emigrating to Manitoba in February 1889. He settled at Deloraine where he continued his practice and served as an examiner for the Manitoba Medical College from 1899 to 1900. In 1889 he married Elizabeth Wallace (1872-?) of Beverley, Yorkshire. He was a member of the Masons, Loyal Orange Lodge, and Anglican Church. A keen amateur naturalist, he was interested especially in wild fowl. He retired to British Columbia in 1912 where he died at Victoria on 13 October 1922.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Deloraine Scans a Century: A History of Deloraine and District, 1880-1980.

We thank Linda Brydon for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 September 2014

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