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Memorable Manitobans: James T. Mitchell (1866-1950)

Journalist, community activist.

Born on 16 September 1866 in the parish of Uig on the Island of Lewis, he came to Canada in 1888. After living in Montreal for 20 years, he moved to Winnipeg (1908) and became editor of the Western Home Monthly, a post he held until 1932. He also worked for the National Press for 18 years.

Associated with the Scottish community in Winnipeg, he was president and life member of the Caledonian Club and the United Scottish Association. He served as president of the federation of Gaelic and Highland Societies of Canada, the Gaelic Society and the Scottish Literary Society. He was additionally a life member of the Scottish Amateur Athletic Association, a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (Scotland), and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Winnipeg.

In 1898, he married Annie Ross of Woodstock, Ontario. They had five children: J. Alistair, Jean R., Helen I., Mrs. H. M. Boyle and Mrs. C. D. McCaig. He died at his Winnipeg home, 743 McMillan Avenue, on 8 March 1950.


“Journalist Scot of 83, James T. Mitchell dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 March 1950. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 137]

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 21 August 2010

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