Memorable Manitobans: James Stockdale Little (1881-1958)
Born at Canonbie, Scotland in August 1881, he obtained an MA degree from Edinburgh University in 1906 then a BSc degree the following year. He taught for three years in Scotland then emigrated to Canada in 1910. He was a science teacher at Kelvin High School then was appointed the Principal of Earl Grey School (1919-1932), where he established Canada’s first Junior High School. He was then the Principal of Kelvin Technical High School (1932-1946). He retired in 1946. He and wife Marion (b 1885) had one son, John H. Little (b Feb 1911). Little died at Victoria, British Columbia on 30 October 1958.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“Changes in Winnipeg school principalships announced by Milton,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 August 1932, page 3.
Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce, Winnipeg School Division, Education Resource Centre.
Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.
“J. S. Little, ex-principal here, dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 October 1958, page 1.
“Canada’s first Junior High opened here 50 years ago”, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 September 1969, page 3.
Earl Grey 75th Anniversary Reunion Memory Book. [Earl Grey School]
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 16 May 2015
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