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Memorable Manitobans: John Cunningham Anderson (1862-1929)


Born on 6 June 1862, he served as the Principal of MacGregor School (1913-1915), Carberry School (1915-1925), and Manitou School (1925-1929). In 1929, he was appointed Principal of Westbourne School but died soon after starting work. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 17 September 1929 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Helen Jane Milne (?-1934).


Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 18 September 1929, page 17.

“Here and there,” MacGregor Herald, 26 September 1929, page 7.

“Dies early today,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 September 1934, page 3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 June 2015

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