Memorable Manitobans: Marshall Hall-Jones (1865-1927)
Educator, school inspector.
Born at Cannington, Ontario on 7 November 1865, he was educated at the Toronto Normal School. Coming to Manitoba in 1891, he served as Principal of Virden School (1891) and taught at Reston School, Birtle School, Manitou School, and Napinka School. For several years at the turn of the 20th century, he was affiliated with the Western Business College at Winnipeg and, in April 1908, was appointed a Manitoba School Inspector for the East Central Division, based at Winnipeg. He was active in the school consolidation movement that began in Manitoba around this time. In 1883, he married Evelyn Lossie (1872-?) of Belleville, Ontario. They had three children: Evelyn Sylvia Hall-Jones (1894-1922, wife of John A. Mackay), Marshall Elwood Hall-Jones (1896-?), and Audrey M. Hall-Jones (1903-?, wife of Henry M. Woodman). He died at his Winnipeg home, 181 Cordova Street, on 5 December 1927 and was buried in Old Kildonan Cemetery.
1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.
“Two more inspectors,” Manitoba Free Press, 27 March 1908, page 2.
“Consolidation of schools,” Manitoba Free Press, 21 July 1911, page 9.
Death registration [Evelyn Sylvia Mackay], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Manitoba Free Press, 8 December 1927, page 11.
“M. Hall-Jones laid to rest in Old Kildonan,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 December 1927, page 16.
Department of Education Annual Report 1928, Manitoba Legislative Library.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 14 December 2019
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