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Memorable Manitobans: John Matheson “Mac” McCorkindale (1879-1961)

Tailor, baker, municipal official.

Born at Argyle, Scotland on 14 January 1879, he emigrated to Canada and opened a business as a tailor at Elkhorn, Manitoba. During the First World War, he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force and rose to the rank of Sergeant Major. After the war, he returned to Elkhorn and opened a bakery and confectionary. He served for 12 years on the Elkhorn municipal council and was Mayor of Elkhorn for two years (1936-1937). He was Postmaster of Elkhorn for about 25 years, retiring in 1950. He was a member of the Masons, Great War Veterans Association, and Canadian Postmasters Association. He died at Elkhorn on 13 November 1961 and was buried in Elkhorn Cemetery.

Sources:

Attestation Papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Steel and Grass Roots, 1882-1982: History of Elkhorn by Elkhorn and District Historical Society, 1982.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 March 2012

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