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Memorable Manitobans: Jacob Bernard Warkentin (1884-1970)

Educator.

Born in the Rural Municipality of Rhineland on 26 February 1884, son of John Warkentin (1859-1948) and Sara [Sarah] Loewen (1860-1930), and brother of Bernhard W. Warkentin and Isaak J. Warkentin, he resided at Reinfeld (1901) and began working at a bank in Winkler around the age of 16. He later moved to Swift Current, Saskatchewan and enlisted with the United States Army during the First World War. Following the war, he returned home and took up a 35-year teaching career, working in rural Manitoba school districts including Great Falls School (1934-1943, Principal 1938-1943) and Newcombe School (1945-1947). In 1954, he retired and moved to Nanaimo, British Columbia. He died at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on 14 September 1970 and was buried locally in Hillside Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 & 1906 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 September 1970, page 39.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 20 December 2019

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