Memorable Manitobans: Duncan McDougall (1870-1947)
Born at Mount Brydges, Ontario, he received a high school education at Strathroy, then graduated from the University of Toronto (Arts, 1899) and the Hamilton Normal School (1900). He taught school at Forrest and Dutton, Ontario then moved to Manitoba in 1902, serving as Teacher (1902-1910) and Principal (1910-1922) of the Brandon Collegiate Institute.
Following the Brandon Ultimatum, he was fired and moved to St. James where he was Principal of St. James Collegiate from 1922 until 1930 when he returned to teaching until retirement in June 1936. He served as Secretary (1905-1906, 1909-1910) and President (1923-1924) of the Manitoba Educational Association.
He died at Strathroy, Ontario on 14 January 1947.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“Retiring teachers agree school system should be changed, disagree as to how,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 May 1936, page 18.
“Duncan McDougall, educationalist, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 January 1947. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]
“Duncan McDougall, teacher,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 January 1947. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]
“An appreciation,” Manitoba School Journal, Vol. 9, No. 6, February 1947, page 6.
The History of the Manitoba Educational Association by Ernest Butterworth, MEd thesis, Faculty of Graduate Study and Research, University of Manitoba, 1965.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 2 May 2022