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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.


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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