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Memorable Manitobans: John Henry “Jack” Doughty (1900-1958)

Educator.

Born on 28 October 1900, he taught at Plainview School (1920) and Russell School (1928-1931) and served as Principal at Fairfax School (1931-1936), Brookdale School (1936-1941), Griswold School (1941-1944), Snowflake School (1951-1957), Darlingford School (1957-1958), and Franklin School (1958). On 4 April 1923, he married Pearl Edna Ferguson (1903-1974) at Carman. They had a daughter, Bernice Eleanor “Doolly” Doughty (1927-2020, wife of Vince Bates). He was active in sports, particularly curling and baseball, and served as the first Secretary-Treasurer of the Russell Elks Lodge (1927). He died at Franklin on 4 November 1958 and was buried in the Neepawa Riverside Cemetery.

Sources:

Marriage registration [John Henry Doughty, Pearl Edna Ferguson], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 November 1958, page 24.

Obituary, Russell Banner, 13 November 1958, page 3.

Country Schools of Gilbert Plains by Barry Randell, 2006.

Obituary [Bernice Eleanor Bates], Speers Funeral and Cremation Services.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Ed Arndt for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 October 2022

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