Memorable Manitobans: Alfred John Tuckwell (1854-1911)
Born at Headingly, Yorkshire, England on 11 September 1854, son of Rev. Henry Tuckwell, he was educated at Leeds Grammar School and Queen’s College, Oxford (BA). He moved to Winnipeg in 1887 to become the Master of the All Saints Private School. Around 1902 he opened a private school on Donald Street and later the Tuckwell’s School for Boys on Broadway, which he headed until retirement in 1909.
He and wife Mary Isaac (1865-1937) had four children: Sarah Irene Tuckwell (b 1892, wife of F. W. Jackson), Mary E. Tuckwell (b 1894), and Henry Theodore Tuckwell (b 1897), and Dand Hugh Tuckwell (b 1904). He was one of the early choirmasters of Winnipeg, serving as musical director of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, All Saints Anglican Church, and Christ Church. He was an active golfer and a member of the Winnipeg Cricket Team.
Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“A. J. Tuckwell, prominent Winnipeg educationist, passes away suddenly,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 May 1911, page 1.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 21 April 2015
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