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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Clement Jerrom (1871-1958)

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Born at Northants, Rockingham, England in January 1871, the son of Jabez Jerrom (1834-1900) and Mary Ann Masom (1840-?), he moved to Canada around 1907 and resided in Winnipeg by 1908, where he attended Wesley College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree (1908). He became a school teacher and taught at Centre School (1910), St. John’s Technical High School (1915-1918), and was Principal of Ralph Brown School (1918-1919). Outside of his profession, he played in the Winnipeg Cricket Association (1918) and was on a Schoolmaster’s curling team (1918) with Sidney E. Lang, Robert Fletcher, and Captain Wilkinson for the Schoolmaster’s Annual Bonspiel. He married Emily Simms (1872-?) and had five sons: Lancelot John Copestake Jerrom (1905-1992), Basil Simms Jerrom (1906-?), Brian William Jerrom (1909-1978), Thomas Claude Jerrom (1911-1983), and Ronald Clement Jerome (1913-1915). He appears to have left Winnipeg after his first year at Ralph Brown. He later died at Croydon, Surrey, England in March 1958.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

1916 Canada census, Library and Archives of Canada.

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Appoints examiners,” Manitoba Free Press, 14 February 1908, page 5.

“Special coaching,” Manitoba Free Press, 7 August 1913, page 19.

“Appointments announced,” Manitoba Free Press, 14 July 1915, page 6.

“Cricketers ready to play Saturday,” Manitoba Free Press, 14 June 1918, page 6.

“Play in Schoolmaster’s third annual ‘spiel to commence tomorrow ,” Manitoba Free Press, 25 December 1918, page 7.

Henderson’s Winnipeg Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

Johnson family tree, Ancestry.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 23 February 2015

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