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Memorable Manitobans: Edward Eldjarn Johnson (1900-1978)

Educator, businessman.

Born at Glenboro on 11 September 1900, son of Alex and Margaret Johnson, he received BSc and BEd degrees from the University of Manitoba. He taught school at Russell and Brandon, then served as the Principal of Arrow River School (1932-1936), Lenore School (1936-1939), and Melita School (1940-1942). In the latter year, he moved to Melfort, Saskatchewan and started an insurance business, continuing it at Killarney and Winnipeg until retirement in 1968. He died at Winnipeg on 16 July 1978 and was buried in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

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, 18 July 1978, page 38.

This page was prepared by Tom Mitchell and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 November 2013

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