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Memorable Manitobans: James Stockdale Little (1881-1958)

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James Stockdale Little
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Educator.

Born at Canonbie, Scotland in August 1881, he obtained an MA degree from Edinburgh University in 1906 then a BSc degree the following year. He taught for three years in Scotland then emigrated to Canada in 1910. He was a science teacher at Kelvin High School then was appointed the Principal of Earl Grey School (1919-1932), where he established Canada’s first Junior High School. He was then the Principal of Kelvin Technical High School (1932-1946). He retired in 1946. He and wife Marion (b 1885) had one son, John H. Little (b Feb 1911). Little died at Victoria, British Columbia on 30 October 1958.

See also:

Personal Memoirs: The Story of Earl Grey School (1952) by J. D. McLeod

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Changes in Winnipeg school principalships announced by Milton,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 August 1932, page 3.

Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce, Winnipeg School Division, Education Resource Centre.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“J. S. Little, ex-principal here, dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 October 1958, page 1.

“Canada’s first Junior High opened here 50 years ago”, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 September 1969, page 3.

Earl Grey 75th Anniversary Reunion Memory Book. [Earl Grey School]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 May 2015

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