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Memorable Manitobans: John Elwin Laird (1876-1950)


Born in Peel County, Ontario on 23 September 1876, son of John W. Laird and Agnes M. Hunter, he taught school in Alberta and Saskatchewan before coming to Manitoba. He served successively as the Principal of Dominion City School (1922-1924), Miniota School (1924-1927), Killarney School (1927-1930), Beausejour School (1933-1936), Eriksdale School (1938-1939), East Poplar Point School (1939-1942), Gladstone School (1942-1944), Lyleton School (1944-1945), and Whitemouth School (1945-1947). He died at Winnipeg on 13 January 1950 and was buried in the Pilot Mound Cemetery.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

“Retired teacher John Laird dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 January 1950, page 21.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 October 2013

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