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Memorable Manitobans: James McNeil (1866-1954)

Educator.

Born in Ontario on 23 October 1866, he came to Manitoba and taught school at Carman, Melita, Dauphin, and Brandon. He served as the Principal of Rivers School (1913-1919), Beulah School (1919-1920), Rutherglen School (1920-1922), Franklin School (1922-1924), and Carroll School (1927-1929). On 5 August 1908, he married Mary Alice Smyth (1882-1961) at Brandon. They had one daughter, Clara Alice McNeil (b 1910). He retired to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1934 and died there on 15 December 1954.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Death registration [Mary Alice McNeil], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Mrs. James McNeil passed at coast,” Rivers Gazette Reporter, 4 May 1961, page 3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 September 2014

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