Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Manitoba History No. 89

No. 89

Fall Field Trip 2019
Field Trip

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: James Cooper Butchart (1865-?)


Born in Ontario in October 1865, he arrived in Manitoba around 1890. He graduated from the Manitoba College (1891, BA) and earned the bronze medal for Mental and Moral Science. He taught in rural Manitoba, at Silver Springs School (1886, 1900), Cypress River School (1893), Holmfield School (1893-1894), Virden School (1893-1896, Principal), and Winkler School (1901, Principal). On 28 August 1902, he married Emily Berry (1869-?) at Winnipeg and they had a son: Roland Arthur Butchart (1909-?). By 1909, they moved to Alberta where he worked as a School Inspector (c1911-1921) at Vegreville. His later whereabouts are unknown.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 & 1921 Canada censes, Ancestry.

“The University,” Manitoba Daily Free Press, 5 June 1891, page 4.

“Cypress River,” Glenboro Gazette, 16 February 1893, page 3.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 27 April 2018

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

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.