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Memorable Manitobans: John Wesley Lorne Graham (1904-2000)


Born on a farm in the RM of Whitewater on 12 December 1904, son of William D. Graham and Eva M. Underhill, he attended Elgin School, graduating with a high school diploma in 1922. He worked on the family farm for the next four years, then attended the Dauphin Normal School in 1926. He taught school for 43 years, including at Hilton and Portage la Prairie, and served as the Principal of Ninette School (1937-1939), Stockton School (1939-1943), Kenton School (1943-1954), and Rivers School (1954-c1969). On 12 July 1937, he married Amy Agnes Fellingham (1906-1998) at Winnipeg. They had a son. He died at Brandon on 6 August 2000 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

“Graham – Fillingham,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 July 1937, page 10.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 8 August 2000, page 21.

Cemetery transcription, Brandon Municipal Cemetery.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 November 2013

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