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Memorable Manitobans: William James Bond (1868-1941)


Born in Ontario on 16 April 1868, he lived in Winnipeg before moving to rural Manitoba where he was the Principal of Binscarth School (1922-1937) and Elphinstone School (1937-1941). On 18 August 1897, he married Sarah Irene Gordon (1869-1951), daughter of Robert Gordon, at Winnipeg. They had three children: Mary Irene Bond (1898-1974, wife of William Thomas Fraser), Ethel Mildred Bond (1902-?, wife of M. Herman), and John Gordon Bond (1908-?). He died in the RM of Strathclair on 21 October 1941 and was buried in the Binscarth Cemetery.


Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1926 Canada census, FamilySearch.

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

Obituary [Mary Irene Fraser], Russell Banner, 14 March 1974, page 5.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 April 2019

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