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Memorable Manitobans: John Frederick Woods (1905-1949)


Born at Carman on 6 June 1905, son of Samuel J. Woods and Christena Mitchell, he attended Carman School and took teacher training at Manitou Normal School. He went on to teach at Broad Valley School and Tobacco Creek School (1926-1928) before moving to St. James in 1929, teaching locally before becoming Principal of Woodhaven School (1942-1949). He was a member of St. James Kiwanis Club, Knox United Church, and the Manitoba Teachers’ Society. He resided at Harcourt Street in St. James. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 4 July 1949 and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Woodhaven Principal dies in city hospital,” Winnipeg Tribune, 5 July 1949, page 2.

“Woodhaven Principal, J. F. Woods, buried,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 July 1949, page 11.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 6 June 2014

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