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Memorable Manitobans: Walter Gard Jose (1878-1948)


Born in Hastings County, Ontario on 26 August 1878, he was educated at Belleville Collegiate, Belleville Normal School, and later the University of Manitoba. He came to Manitoba sometime after 1901. He taught at Teulon and Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan) and served as Principal of Gimli School (1908-1909), Morris School (1909-1911), Lenore School (1912-1914), MacGregor School (1915-1916), Snowflake School (1918-1920), Wawanesa School (1920-1921), and Altamont School (1923-1924). He retired but resumed teaching in 1942, holding posts at Victoria Beach School and Justice School before retiring again following the Second World War. On 11 August 1923, he married widow Agnes Struthers Luxton (?-1982) at Winnipeg. They had a son, Arnold Jose. He died at Winnipeg on 28 March 1948 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.


1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

“Retired teacher W. G. Jose, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 March 1948, page 23.

Obituary [Williamina Roberta Ferguson], Roblin Review, 16 January 1990, page 10.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 April 2013

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