Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Endangered
Top 10
2019

Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

Summer Field Trip 2019
MHS
Summer
Field Trip

Fall Field Trip 2019
MHS
Fall
Field Trip

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: John Hiram Armstrong (1900-1966)

Click to enlarge

John Hiram Armstrong
Click to enlarge

Educator.

Born at Eden on 15 November 1900, he was educated at Arden School. He farmed until 1923 then began a 40-year teaching career and, over the course of time, obtain BA and BEd degrees from the University of Manitoba.

He taught at McMunn School and Brooklands School then was Principal of Tache School. In 1935, he joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division and taught at Norquay School (1935-1938) and Isaac Newton School (1938-1951). He was later the Principal of Shaughnessy Park School (1951-1953), Brock Corydon School (1953-1955), Margaret Scott School (1955-1957), and Faraday School (1957-1966). He retired in 1966.

On 30 June 1928, he married Myrna Agnes Elliott (1902-1986) at Winnipeg. They had three sons: R. Clive Armstrong, Donald V. Armstrong, and Paul J. Armstrong. He was President of the Men Principals Club, Secretary of the Toastmasters’ Club, and a member of the Home and School Association and Sturgeon Creek United Church.

He died at his Winnipeg home, 321 Rita Street, on 9 September 1966 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Five more depart,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 April 1966, page 27.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 1966, page 29.

Obituary [Myrna Agnes Elliott], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 October 1986, page 40.

We thank Paul Armstrong for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 December 2016

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.