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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur James Manning (1875-1949)

Educator, school inspector.

Born at Bowmanville, Ontario on 12 October 1875, son of John Manning and Mary Hodges, brother of Frank Manning, he was educated at Bowmanville and Hamilton Collegiate. He taught school at Glandford and Darlington before coming to Manitoba in 1896 where he taught at Cypress River School, Swan Lake School, Holland School, and Silver Springs School (1905). In 1905, he assisted his brother in founding the Reston Recorder newspaper. He returned to teaching in 1906 as Principal of the Reston High School, serving for 22 years. In 1928, he became a Manitoba School Inspector, retiring in 1943. On 7 August 1912, he married Marion Kines Robertson (?-1944) at Brandon. They had no children. He was an active member of the AF & AM, being Past Master of the Reston Lodge and Secretary for some years. After retirement, he lived at Brandon until the death of his wife when he returned to Reston. He died at his Reston home on 18 January 1949 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

“A. J. Manning funeral held,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 January 1949, page 21.

Turning Leaves: A History of La Riviere and District by La Riviere Historical Book Committee, c1979. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.L38 Tur]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 December 2017

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