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Memorable Manitobans: Walter Ellard McCann (1887-1945)


Born in Quebec on 15 April 1887, son of John McCann (c1831-?) and Searia? Ann McCann (c1844-?), he came to Manitoba, married Norah Ellen Cruttwell (1882-?) at Winnipeg on 2 May 1919, and was the Principal of Springfield School (1919-1922) in Transcona. He later worked as a clerk in the merchant marine. He died at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on 13 April 1945 and his cremains were interred in the Beechwood Cemetery.


1881 & 1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registration, Ontario Vital Statistics [Ancestry].

England and Wales, Civil Birth Registration Index, Ancestry.

Death notice, Ottawa Journal, 14 April 1945, page 1.

Beechwood Cemetery Registers, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 4 December 2017

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