Memorable Manitobans: Angus McNevin (1862-1923)
Born at Owen Sound, Ontario on 17 January 1862, he came to Manitoba in 1893 and worked as a teacher until his death. He served as the Principal of Dominion City School (1903-1904), Pilot Mound School (1904-1905), Emerson School (1905-1906), Baldur School (1907-1909), Napinka School (1909-1911), Miami School (1911-1916), Alexander School (1916-1918), Rathwell School (1918-1919), Minto School (1919-1921), and Rivers School (1921-1923).
On 9 August 1894, he married Katherine Bickerton (1869-1929) at Navan, Ontario. They had 13 children: Myrtle Clare McNevin (1895-?), Beulah Beryl McNevin, Catherine Isabel McNevin (1897-?), Isabel McNevin (1897-?), Richard Augustus Bickerton McNevin (1899-?), Burton McNevin (1900-?), Vera Ann McNevin (1901-?), Patricia Alexa McNevin (1903-?), Lloyd McNevin (1906-1916), Marjory Helen Grant McNevin (1907-1986), Herbert Edgar McNevin (1910-1928), and Joyce McNevin (1912-?). Several of them became teachers.
He died at his home at Rivers on 16 January 1923 and was buried in the Rivers Cemetery.
Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“Death of Principal McNevin,” Rivers Gazette, 18 January 1923, page 1.
Obituary [Catherine McNevin], Rivers Gazette, 22 August 1929, page 1.
Obituary [Marjory Anderson], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 September 1986, page 42.
We thank Doris Ames and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 24 December 2018