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Memorable Manitobans: John Alfred Hammond (1898-1988)

Educator.

Born on a farm in the RM of Louise on 14 January 1898, son of Henry Hammond and Margaret Ellen Cruise, he received an Arts degree from Wesley College then taught at MacGregor School, Mountain View School, and Ross School (1924-1926). He was the Principal of Rathwell School (1927-1928), Tilston School (1931-1933), Elm Creek School (1935-1938), and Sinclair School (1939-1940). He then left teaching and worked at the Manitoba Text Book Bureau in Winnipeg and, for the last 15 years of his working life, for the Grain Commission Board. On 5 August 1933, he married Esther Elizabeth Sararas in the RM of Birtle. They had no children. He was a member of Knox United Church for 55 years. He died at the Deer Lodge Centre on 7 May 1988.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 May 1988, page 25.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 September 2014

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