Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
June 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


William Molson Dobell


Retired Merchant. Born Quebec, Aug. 8, 1867 , son of late Hon. Richard R. and Elizabeth Frances (Macpherson) Dobell. Educated: Charterhouse School, Surrey, England. With Dobell, Beckett & Co., Exporters of Timber and Lumber, founded by his father, 1856; admitted as partner, 1895; took leading part in management of firm on death of his father, 1902; President, Dobell Coal Co., Ltd., Tofield, Alberta. Served as Officer in 8th Royal Rifles, Quebec, several years, retiring with rank of Captain. Married Constance May Sewell, daughter of Surgeon Colonel Sewell, Dec. 7, 1895 ; has three sons (eldest son killed in action, 1918). Clubs: Garrison; Turf; Montreal Hunt; Mount Royal ; Rideau (Ottawa); Boodles (London, Eng.); Junior Athenaeum (London, Eng. ). Conservative. Residence: St. Louis Road, Quebec, Que.


Source: Prominent People of the Province of Quebec, 1923-24, Montreal, Biographical Society of Canada, Limited, undated and unpaginated.

© 2005 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College