Frank Mackenzie Ross,  Lieut. Governor, BC

Frank Mackenzie Ross, Lieut. Governor, BC

Year: 1955 | Included in Albums: People

Photo Description

Frank Mackenzie Ross is seen here signing the roll during his inauguration as Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia in Canada - a post he held from 1955 to 1962. Frank Ross was born and brought up in Tain and was given the Freedom of the Burgh in 1963.

Cat No. 185.7
Year 1955
Albums People
Date added February 10th, 2004
Added by Tain & District Museum
5 Visitor Comments
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    Agnes Gardiner

    In 1963 as a little girl of ten I presented Mrs Frank Mackenzie Ross with a bouquet of flowers during the Freedom ceremoy.

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    Jean Paton née Duncan

    I still have my book from Year VI, the "Col. The Hon. Frank M. Ross Prize for Mathematics". I didn't enjoy reading and didn't want a book as my prize but was told I had no choice when I was led into Margaret ?'s book-shop in Tain High Street. I remember seeing this gentleman during a school assembly but I can't recall which year - probably during his visit in 1963

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    Katharine Broome

    His wife, Phyllis,is standing behind his left shoulder. By her 1st marriage she was the mother of John Turner, some time Premier of Canada. Forbears of the first Premier, John A Macdonald, came from the Lairg area. Forbears of the mother of the present one, Justin Trudeau, came from Kiltearn & Tain. His gt gt grandparents were Alexander Ross & Betsy Ann Munro who taught in Bonar school at some time.

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    Derek Bisset

    All records say he was born in Glasgow in 1891. Why does Tain claim him. I know he went back to Tain to visit friends there but there is no record of his early life. I had a friend Mrs J M MacTavish who claimed to know him well in Tain and he came back to visit there. Is there a source to get detail on his early life?

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    Katharine Broome

    He was a close friend of my uncle Dr Abner Anderson, South Bonar, & stayed with my aunt Mrs Fergus Macleod at Ardgay House in his later years. His forbears belonged to the Bonar area. I think, he must have gone to Tain Academy. His younger sister Ishbel was there with my father.

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