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Memorable Manitobans: John Henry Hall (1881-1950)

Educator, municipal official.

Born at Meridon, Connecticut, he came to Canada in 1906 and attended the University of Manitoba, receiving degrees in Theology (1919) and Arts (1921). He taught school in rural Manitoba, including service as the Principal of Myrtle School (1926-1927) and Gladstone School (1927-1930). In 1930, he was appointed Principal of St. James Collegiate, serving there until retirement in 1947. On 22 March 1916, he married Mollie Knight (c1895-1949) at Winnipeg. They had two children: Basil Hall and Mrs. T. D. Collins. He was elected to the municipal council of St. James in 1947, served on the St. James Parks Board, and was a President of the Winnipeg Humane Society. He died on 5 February 1950 and was buried in St. James Cemetery.

Sources:

1916 Canada census, Ancestry.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Obituary [Mollie Hall], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 August 1949, page 20.

“St. James community leader and former councillor dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 February 1950, page 25.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 February 1950, page 26.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 October 2013

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