Memorable Manitobans: John Lorne McAllister (1907-1998)
Born at Winnipeg on 15 April 1907, son of Archibald McAllister (1868-1945) and Margaret Letitia Davidson (1881-1958), brother of Homer Ross “Mac” McAllister, he grew up at 562 Beresford Avenue and attended Lord Roberts School and Central Normal School. He taught in rural districts, including as Principal of Brookdale School (1929-1931) and Lac du Bonnet School (1931-1933), prior to joining the Winnipeg School District, teaching at Faraday School (1933-1936), Riverview School (1936-1940), Lord Roberts School (1940-1945), and St. John's High School (1946-1957). On 21 July 1938, he married Marjorie Louise Rolston (1917-1998) at Vernon, British Columbia and they had three children. By 1958, he had moved from his Winnipeg residence, 95 Borebank Street, to Vernon. He died there on 30 July 1998 and was cremated.
Birth and death [Archibald McAllister] registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Marriage and death [Marjorie Louise McAllister] registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
1921 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.
“J. L. McAllister brings bride from Vernon, B.C. to make home in Winnipeg,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 August 1938, page 8.
“Mrs. John Lorne McAllister,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 August 1938, page 9.
“A. McAllister, railman, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 August 1945, page 18.
Birth notice [John Philip McAllister], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 October 1951, page 33.
Obituary [Mrs. Archibald McAllister], Winnipeg Tribune, 19 June 1958, page 14.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 25 April 2023