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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Edwin Murphy (1897-1973)

Educator.

Born at Detroit, Michigan on 5 March 1897, his childhood was spent at St. Thomas, Ontario. In 1918, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and, following his military discharge, he came to western Canada and worked as a school teacher at Eston, Saskatchewan. Soon afterwards, he came to Manitoba where he taught at Deleau School and subsequent served as the Principal of Woodnorth School (1927-1929) and Lauder School (1929-1937). He then moved to Winnipeg where he was a teacher at St. James Collegiate for nine years. In 1948, he was appointed the Principal of Rossburn School (1948-1957) and later served at Russell School (1957-1961) and Oak River School (1961-1962). He retired in 1962 but continued to work for the correspondence branch of the Manitoba Department of Education. He died at Winnipeg on 31 December 1973 and was buried in the Souris Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Sources:

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 January 1974, page 23.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 October 2013

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