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Memorable Manitobans: John Alexander Jewkes (1901-1971)


Born at Dudley, Staffordshire, England on 30 September 1901, son of John W. Jewkes (1874-1969) and Arabella Phillips (1875-1971), he accompanied his family to Canada in 1903. He grew up in Saskatchewan and became a teacher, with his service including a Principalship of Wingham School (1926-1929). He married Edna May Mason (1903-?) and had three children, one of whom was Dorothy Violet Jewkes (1926-2016, wife of L. Saylor). A long-time resident at Shelbrook, Saskatchewan, he moved to Hussar, Alberta around 1970 and died there on 3 January 1971. Burial followed at Royal Oak Burial Park in Vancouver, British Columbia.


1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Sayler family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 17 September 2018

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