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Memorable Manitobans: James Malcolm Carmichael (1885-1931)

Educator, lawyer, municipal official.

Born in Ontario on 4 May 1885, son of Reverend John Alexander Carmichael and Cornelia Rowse (1848-1944), he accompanied his parents to Saskatchewan before moving to Manitoba. On 7 February 1912, he married Lucy Gertrude McVey (1889-1955, remarried to Edward H. King) at Winnipeg and the couple had a son, John Alexander Malcolm Carmichael (1913-?). He was the Principal of Emerson School (1917-1918) and Polson School (1918-1919) before transitioning to a legal practise at Erickson and serving as the Secretary-Treasurer for the Rural Municipality of Clanwilliam (c1929-1931). While a passenger in a car driving from Winnipeg to Erickson on 8 December 1931, he became ill and unconscious, and was subsequently pronounced dead. He was buried in the Kildonan Presbyterian Cemetery.


Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

1911 and 1916 Canada Census, Library and Archives Canada.

“Minnedosa man dies while on motor journey,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 December 1931, page 8.

Obituary [Mrs. Gertrude Lucy King], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 October 1955, page 14.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 15 October 2017

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