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Memorable Manitobans: John Wesley Harris (1866-?)

Educator.

Born in the USA in June 1866, he and his wife Sarah E. Harris (1867-?) immigrated to Canada in 1909 and applied for a homestead grant in Manitoba at SE36-37-26W, east of Bowsman. He taught at Bowsman Union School (c1910-1911), Elm Creek School (1911-1912, Principal), and Rosewell School (1913). His later whereabouts are unknown.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Manitoba, Saskatchewan, & Alberta Canada Homestead Grant Registers, Ancestry.

Summative half-yearly returns for school districts (A 0051), GR0571, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 12 November 2020

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