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Memorable Manitobans: John Harvey Thomson (1896-1960)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Neepawa, Manitoba on 1 February 1896, he lived at Neepawa all his life, farming in the vicinity and serving as Secretary-Treasurer for the Rural Municipality of Langford, Secretary of the Beautiful Plains Agricultural Society for 15 years, a Justice of the Peace, and Secretary-Treasurer of Neepawa School District No. 126 (1957-1960). He served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War, and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and Knox Presbyterian Church. He died at Neepawa on 19 July 1960 and was buried in Riverside Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Service held for John H. Thomson, 64, Neepawa SD official”, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 July 1960. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B12, page 47]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 December 2011

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