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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Torrance (1859-1924)

Veterinarian.

Born at Montreal, Quebec on 13 July 1859, he obtained a BA degree from McGill University, spent a year at the Guelph Veterinary College then graduated from the Montreal Veterinary College and the McGill University of Comparative Medicine. He opened a veterinary practice in Brandon and was a district veterinarian with the Manitoba government. In 1897 he moved to Winnipeg where he was a partner in the veterinary practice of Hilton and Torrance. He was secretary-treasurer and registrar of the Veterinary Association of Manitoba for ten years, retiring in July 1912 when he moved to Ottawa, Ontario to accept the position of Veterinary Director General with the federal government, succeeding Dr. J. G. Rutherford. He retired a few years before his death to teach at the Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph. He died at Guelph, Ontario on 2 July 1924.

Sources:

Ontario death registration, Ancestry.

“Fred. Torrance, D.V.S., Is Dead At Guelph” Undated newspaper clipping. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2014

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