Memorable Manitobans: James Dudley McLeod (1887-1976)
Born at Almonte, Ontario on 7 July 1887, son of Walter Armstrong McLeod and Annie Achland, he came to Winnipeg at a young age and attended Fort Rouge School, Winnipeg Collegiate Institute, and Manitoba College, graduating from the latter in 1910. He taught at Aberdeen School until January 1927 when he transferred to Earl Grey School where he played a leading role in the establishment of the Junior High School there, the first of its kind in Canada. For 25 years he taught Latin and Mathematics at the school, and served as the its first Vice-Principal (1951-1952). He wrote a history of the school in 1952. On 30 June 1926, he married Matilda Rebecca “Tillie” Gough (1893-1947) at Winnipeg. They had no children. He retired from teaching in 1952 and moved to Vancouver, British Columbia. He died there on 28 February 1976 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Death registration [Matilda Rebecca McLeod], British Columbia Vital Statistics.
Obituary [Matilda Rebecca McLeod], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 October 1947, page 18.
The Story of Earl Grey School by J. D. McLeod. [Copy at Earl Grey School]
Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 March 1976, page 33.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 15 May 2015
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