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Dr. John Norman McRae
Male 1883 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Prefix  Dr. 
    Birth  27 Feb 1883  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Student 
    Occupation  1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Doctor, Medicine 
    Religion  1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Elected Office  1938  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Galt council 
    Interesting Life Story  military, medical, politics 
    Military  WW1 - 34th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force - Military Cross 
    Name  Norman McRae 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-62145P 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Buried  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I62145  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2019 

    Father  Samuel McRae,   b. 27 Oct 1838, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1911 
    Mother  Jane Scott Nichol,   b. 13 Nov 1853, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  5 Apr 1882  Plattsville, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F16234  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Col. J. Norman MacRae was born in Blair in 1883, a son of Samuel MacRae. He came to Galt at the age of four and was educated at Central Public School and at Galt Collegiate Institute. He worked for two years in Winnipeg as the private secretary for the general freight agent of the Canadian Pacific Railway in Winnipeg. While in the west he contracted a disease that left him paralyzed for some time. Upon recovery he decided to become an osteopath and entered Kirksville College at Kirksville, Missouri. He returned to Galt in about 1906 to establish a practice which he was to operate until his death in 1953. During the early days of World War I, Dr. MacRae enlisted with the 34th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, and served in France with the 18th Battalion. He was awarded the Military Cross by King George V for destroying enemy machine guns in the face of heavy fire. Following the war he served a term as the commanding officer of the Highland Light Infantry of Canada and was promoted to the rank of Colonel when he was placed in command of the second infantry brigade. Dr. MacRae served as president of the Canadian Kennel Club, the South Waterloo Agricultural Society, the Galt Humane Society and the Galt Kiwanis Club. He was also a director of the Canadian National Livestock Records and of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. In addition, he served for many years on both the Galt Board of Health and the Galt Hospital Board. He was a member of Galt city council from 1938 to 1946 and was the Conservative Party candidate in the provincial election of 1946. He died on January 30, 1953 and is buried in Mount View Cemetery.


      Cambridge Mosaic, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-6 Page 4.

    2. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Div. 15 Page 20.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 27 Feb 1883 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Student - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Doctor, Medicine - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Galt council - 1938 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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