Memorable Manitobans: James McNeil (1866-1954)
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.
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