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Memorable Manitobans: James Edwards (1892-1967)


Born at Liverpool, England in 1892, he came to Manitoba where he was the Principal of Lenore School (1929-1930), Whitemouth School (1930-1932), Teulon School (1932-1939), and Transcona Collegiate (1939-1958). He retired from teaching in 1958. He and wife Edith Sarah Edwards (?-1962) had two sons, both of whom became doctors. He died at Los Angeles, California on 16 February 1967 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.


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

“Transcona notes,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 June 1958, page 11.

Obituary [Edith Sarah Edwards], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 October 1962, page 23.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 February 1967, page 30.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 November 2020

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