Memorable Manitobans: Walter Robert Johnson (1858-1949)
Born in Perth County, Ontario on 18 June 1858, son of John Johnson and Martha Bainbridge, he was educated in the public schools of Perth County and Wickliffe College at Toronto. He moved to Manitoba and settled at Emerson in 1881 and, the next year, took up a homestead north of Boissevain, where he remained until he went East to College again, and finished his course at Wickliffe in 1886.
On 1 January 1885, he married Sarah Olver (1859-1942) of Killarney. They had five children: Mary Winnifred Johnson (1886-?, wife of George Brockie), Mabel A. Johnson (1888-?), Kathleen Johnson (1892-?), Walter Bernard Johnson (1894-?), and Gladys Lilian Johnson (1897-?). He was a school trustee and a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters.
The Canadian Album, Men of Canada (1894).
Birth registrations [Mary Winnifred Johnson, Kathleen Johnson, Walter Bernard Johnson, Gladys Lilian Johnson], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Death registrations [Sarah Johnson, Walter Robert Johnson], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 31 May 1949, page 24.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 4 September 2022