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Memorable Manitobans: James Maxwell Taylor

Educator, school inspector.

Born at Rossburn, son of Joseph Gordon Taylor (1887-1970) and Mary Agnes Shaw (1895-1990), he was educated locally and began teaching on permit in 1946. The following year, he attended Normal School and later received BA and BEd (1963) degrees. He was the Principal of Napinka School (1949-1951), Medora School (1951-1952), Pipestone School (1952-1955), Carroll School (1955-1958), and Sperling School (1958-1963), and Assistant Principal of Midland Collegiate at Carman (1963-1965). In 1965, he was appointed a Manitoba School Inspector, based at Glenboro, where he lived with his wife Merle and three sons. He later lived at Brandon.


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

“Taylor is given inspectorship,” Rossburn Review, 17 June 1965, page 1.

Obituary [Joseph Gordon Taylor], Rossburn Review, 13 August 1970, page 3.

Obituary [Mary Agnes Taylor], Shoal Lake Star, 24 April 1990, page 13.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 March 2016

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