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Memorable Manitobans: John Wallcraft (1867-1939)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Woodstock, Ontario on 9 September 1867, he came to Manitoba in 1878 and homesteaded the west half of 16-4-9W in what would become the Rural Municipality of Pembina. His farm later grew to 640 acres. On 22 August 1893, he married Annie Margaret Catherine Wallace (1874-1956) and they had eight children: Annie Helen “Nellie” Wallcraft (1895-1983, wife of Arthur Webber), Ida May Wallcraft (1896-1975, wife of Thomas Shelton), Sarah Elizabeth Wallcraft (1898-?), William Robert “Bill” Wallcraft, Alfred John Wallcraft (1902-?), Eva Jane Myra Wallcraft (1904-1990), Emma Maud Wallcraft (1904-1983, wife of Donald Simpson), and Cassie Olive Wallcraft (1907-1985, wife of James A. Metcalfe). He served as a local school trustee, a municipal councillor, and steward for the Archibald Methodist Church. He died on 7 July 1939 and was buried in the Archibald Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 December 2017

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