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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: John Franklin Morrison (1910-1984)

Educator.

Born in the United States in 1910, he came to Canada the following year with his parents, John and Mabel Clara Morrison. He was the Principal of Clearwater School (1940-1945), Ninga School (1945-1949), Gimli School (1949-1950), Darlingford School (1950-1956), and Altamont School (1956-1960). He ended a 40-year teaching career in Winnipeg, in 1974, at Vincent Massey Collegiate. On 29 June 1940, he married Merle Moreen Argue (1909-2000) at Clearwater. They had two children, Myrna Morrison and Shayne Morrison. He was a member of the Fort Garry United Church, Masons (Pilot Mound Lodge), and Mentors’ Club. He died at Winnipeg on 19 February 1984.

Sources:

1916 Canada census, Ancestry.

“Morrison – Argue,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 July 1940, page 10.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 February 1984, page 42.

Obituary [Merle Morrison], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 June 2000, page 62.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 November 2017

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