Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

MHS Multicultural Dinner 2019
2019
Multicultural
Dinner

Spring Field Trip 2019
MHS
Spring
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 Arthur Buchanan (1913-1999)

Educator.

Born at Winnipeg on 9 May 1913, son of Ernest Buchanan and Mabel Elizabeth Bishop, he graduated from United College (1934) then worked as a teacher, serving as Vice-Principal of Stony Mountain School and Principal of Kenton School (1938-1941). During the Second World War, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and served overseas. Returning to Winnipeg, he resumed his teaching career at St. John’s Ravenscourt School, Laura Secord School (1946-1955), and J. B. Mitchell School (1956-1962). He was later Vice-Principal of Earl Grey School (1963-1964), Principal of Somerset School (1966-1970), and Principal of Kent Road School, from which he retired in June 1977. On 26 August 1938, he married Ethel Roberta Green (c1917-2011) at Winnipeg and they had two children. He died at Winnipeg on 30 November 1999.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Honor graduates in Arts, Science at big gathering,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 March 1934, page 2.

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

“Engagements,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 August 1938, page 7.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 December 1999.

Obituary [Ethel Roberta Buchanan], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 March 2011, page 35.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 April 2017

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.