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Memorable Manitobans: James Winter Cartmell (1867-1948)


Born at Listowel, Ontario on 10 June 1867, son of James B. Cartmell and Eleanor Winter, he moved to Birtle with his parents in 1880. After graduating from the University of Manitoba Medical College in 1891, he settled in Glenboro where he worked as a physician for 57 years, initially in partnership with Dr. W. J. Gunn. Interested in local politics and public affairs, he served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of South Cypress (1922-1929) and medical health officer for 41 years. He and his wife, Maggie May Wilcox, whom he married on 5 October 1892, shared two children: Mona Cartmell (wife of R. G. Espie) and Elwin C. Cartmell. On 25 August 1948, he died at Glenboro and was buried in Glenboro Cemetery.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Dr. J. W. Cartmell, Glenboro resident 57 years, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 36]

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 27 March 2012

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