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Memorable Manitobans: John Franklin Greenway (1865-1930)

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John Franklin Greenway
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Civil servant.

Born at Exeter, Ontario on 18 October 1865, a nephew of Thomas Greenway, he came to Crystal City at the age of 15 where he worked as a grain dealer. A candidate in the 1908 and 1911 federal elections, he was defeated by W. H. Sharpe each time. He moved to Winnipeg in 1916 to be Supervisor of School Attendance, being appointed Assistant Deputy Minister of Education the following year, holding the position until his death. He served as the official trustee for numerous rural school districts around the province. He was a member of the IOOF (Crystal City Lodge) and Young United Church. He died at Winnipeg on 13 April 1930 and was buried at Crystal City.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Carmichael School No. 1959 (RM of Hanover)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Randolph School No. 1964 (RM of Hanover)


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

“J. F. Greenway dies suddenly, aged 54,” Manitoba Free Press, 14 April 1930. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 October 2017

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