T.T. Malcolm

T. T.Malcolm  The career of T.T. Malcolm has been marked by the progress and success which usually crown earnest effort when zealously pursued to the achievement of a definite purpose. As proprietor of the Malcolm Pharmacy he is one of the foremost business men of Dauphin where he had also acquired valuable property interests, while the regard in which he has also acquired valuable property interests, while the regard in which he is held by his fellow townsmen is manifested

by his connection with municipal affairs. Although of Scotch extraction, as the name would indicate, Mr. Malcolm is of Canadian birth, this event having occurred at Seaforth, Ontario on July 27, 1874. His father Andrew Malcolm together with his wife and family removed from the latter province in 1877 to Manitoba, locating at Gladstone. The traveling facilities of that period bore little resemblance to those of the present day, when every comfort of the home is provided for the tourist and the Malcolms found their journey to be long and wearisome. They traveled by boat to Duluth, continuing in  that mode from there up the Red River to Winnipeg, the last part of the journey being made by ox cart. During the fist three  years of their residence in  Manitoba , Mr. Malcolm conducted a hotel in  Gladstone, which was known as the McAlpin House. He next bought some land from John Norquay and for nine years engaged in farming in the vicinity of Minnedosa, coming from there to Dauphin. Here he continued his agricultural  pursuits until he withdrew from  active life, and then after his wife died in Dauphin moved to Galt, Ont.  In religious faith the family are stanch Presbyterians and his political support Mr. Malcolm has always accorded to the Liberal  party. TT began his education in the schools of Gallstone continuing at Minnedosa but later became a student in the Collegiate Institute at PLP graduating in 1896. Having resolved to identify himself with the drug trade, he subsequently matriculated in the College of Pharmacy at Winnipeg, receiving his degree in 1900, the first class. The year previous together with DR. J. r. Gunne, he had established the store of which he is now the sole proprietor. In 11905 he pursued a course in the Ontario College of Optics of which he is a graduate. Feeling the need of further work along this line he became, two years later, a student of the NOrthern Illinois College of Optics at Chicago receiving his diploma in 1907.   We were told he took these courses by correspondence, which seems reasonable to believe since he did have his drugstore to operate. The prosperity enjoyed by Mr. Malcolm in the development of his businesses has enabled him to acquire some valuable property interests. He owns the building where his store is located, known as the Malcolm block, which was erected by him and is regarded as the finest commercial building in the city. ( still standing on Main Street in 2003). He also owns his residence and another business block , both of which he built and also still standing . At Dauphin on the 18th of July, 1900 Mr. Malcolm was married to Miss Maggie Rae Shiel, daughter of John and Jannet Shiel. Mr.& Mrs. Malcolm have a son, Dr. Thomas Franklin Malcolm and daughter Norma Roberston Brown. Mr. Malcolm belongs to the Dauphin Club and is president of the Dauphin Automobile Club, while he maintains relations with his profession through the medium of his membership  in the Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association and the Optical Association of Manitoba , being councilor of the former and vice president of the latter. Politically he supports the liberal party and is now alderman from his ward. Both as a business man and citizen Mr Malcolm stands high in the regard of the community, toward the development of which he has contributed by his enterprising  spirit and his hearty cooperation in the every movement inaugurated for the advancement of the civic welfare. T. T. Malcolm passed away May 16, 1938 after being ill for many years with a liver condition. He had gone to the Mayo Clinic but there just was no cure for his ailment. He lived to almost 66 years of age so really he did well considering.