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Memorable Manitobans: James Arthur Johnston (1888-1979)

Accountant, author.

Born near Binscarth on 27 March 1888, son of Robert B. Johnston and Harriet Amelia Simmons, he moved to Winnipeg in 1907 and worked as an accountant for the Winnipeg Free Press, D. Law Company, Canada Department of Finance, and Triangle Auto Stores. He wrote a memoir of early life in western Manitoba for the Manitoba Historical Society, of which he was a member. He was also a member of the Masons and the Canadian Club of Winnipeg. He died at Winnipeg on 3 November 1979.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

A Few Recollections of the Asessippi Country
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 17, Number 3, Winter 1972

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 November 1979, page 41.

We thank Diane Sarginson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 February 2016

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