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Memorable Manitobans: James Cooper Butchart (1865-?)


Born in Ontario in October 1865, he arrived in Manitoba around 1890. He graduated from the Manitoba College (1891, BA) and earned the bronze medal for Mental and Moral Science. He taught in rural Manitoba, at Silver Springs School (1886, 1900), Cypress River School (1893), Holmfield School (1893-1894), Virden School (1893-1896, Principal), and Winkler School (1901, Principal). On 28 August 1902, he married Emily Berry (1869-?) at Winnipeg and they had a son: Roland Arthur Butchart (1909-?). By 1909, they moved to Alberta where he worked as a School Inspector (c1911-1921) at Vegreville. His later whereabouts are unknown.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 & 1921 Canada censes, Ancestry.

“The University,” Manitoba Daily Free Press, 5 June 1891, page 4.

“Cypress River,” Glenboro Gazette, 16 February 1893, page 3.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 27 April 2018

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