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Memorable Manitobans: Edgar John Jarvis (1894-1972)


Born at Toronto, Ontario on 20 August 1894, he came to Manitoba with his family when he was 11 years old. During the First World War, he served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force with the Winnipeg Light Infantry. He received degrees in Arts and Education from the University of Manitoba and taught in Manitoba schools for more than 50 years. He was Principal of Bethany School (1928-1930), Kelwood School (1930-1939), Cartwright School (1939-1941), Killarney School (1941-1953), Virden School (1953-1957), and Waskada School (1957-1964). On 1 August 1923, he married Florence Mae McKone (?-?) in the RM of Rosedale. They had two children, Clive Jarvis and Betty Jarvis. He was a life member of the Manitoba Teachers Society and AF & AM, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Mentors Club of Winnipeg, and Canadian Legion. He died at his Winnipeg home, 111 Academy Road, on 29 November 1972 and was buried in the Gladstone Cemetery.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 December 1972, page 29.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 December 2018

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