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Memorable Manitobans: James Henry Kiteley (1871-1955)


Born at Mount Albert, Ontario on 20 January 1871, he came to Manitoba, took a postgraduate course at the University of Manitoba in 1920, and obtained a BSA degree.

He taught at Clanwilliam School (1900), in the Rural Municipality of Minto (c1902) and Rural Municipality of Rosedale (c1904-c1905), at or near Franklin Union School (1906), and was Principal of Oak River School (1907-1909) and Gladstone School (1909-1912). By 1916, he had moved to the Rural Municipality of Fort Garry, taking up residence along Pembina Highway, and worked as a field representative of the Manitoba Agricultural College. He was later Principal of St. Vital School (1921-1924) and a teacher at Woodrow School (1939).

On 10 October 1901, he married Bertha Jane Storey (1875-?) at Minnedosa and they had four children: Eric James Kiteley (1902-?), Richard Ewart Kiteley (1904-?), Ada Phyllis Kiteley (1905-?, wife of J. C. Weaver), and Alison Rex Kiteley (1907-1994). He was Secretary (1923) and President (1924) of the Fort Garry Horticultural Society as well as President of the Mentors’ Club.

He moved to Kenora, Ontario and died at his residence there on 2 April 1955 with burial in the Lake of the Woods Cemetery.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901, 1906, & 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.

1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“Local and General [Mr. J. Kiteley...],” Gladstone Age, 31 August 1911 page 8.

“Storey - Swain,” Manitoba Free Press, 20 December 1912, page 25.

“Gophers attention poison, shoot, trap,” Manitoba Free Press, 3 May 1916, page 11.

“Gopher poison can be secured from the rural municipality,” Grandview Exponent, 15 June 1916, page 2.

“Special programs on agriculture Manitoba towns,” Brandon Daily Sun, 20 January 1920, page 1.

“Fort Garry [Cheques will be issued...],” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 September 1923, page 12.

“Four suburban fairs to open this week-end,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 14 August 1924, page 2.

“Fort Garry’s school system shows great development,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 September 1922, page 5.

“Former Manitoba educationist dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 April 1955, page 24.

Obituary [Rex Alison Kiteley], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 November 1994, page 53.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 4 October 2021

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