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Memorable Manitobans: John Dawson Evelyn (1862-1942)


Born at Wooton, Surrey, England on 29 March 1862, he came to Canada in 1903 and served as the Principal of Westbourne School (1908-1926), Dominion City School (1927-1930), and Stockton School (1930-1931). He was a member of the Masons and St. James Anglican Church. He died at the Misericordia Hospital on 1 August 1942 and was buried in the St. James Cemetery.


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

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Veteran school principal dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 August 1942, page 11.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 January 2016

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