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Memorable Manitobans: David Langton MacDonald (1911-1957)


Born at Winnipeg on 30 December 1911, son of David C. MacDonald (1880-1969) and Henrietta M. Langton (1882-1968), he was educated at Lord Selkirk School, St. John’s Technical High School, St. John’s College, and the Central Normal School. He taught at many rural schools, including service as the Principal of Riverton School (1943-1944), Oakbank School (1944-1945), Ninette School (1949-1950), Graysville School (1950-1954), Wellwood School (1954-1955), Balmoral School (1955-1956), and Wellington School (1956-1957). He married Margaret Ann Turner (1913-2012). They had no children. He was a member of the Thornhill Curling Club, King Memorial Church, and the Manitoba Teachers’ Association. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 12 July 1957 and was buried in the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery at Beausejour. His pallbearers included fellow teacher Leonard Goldsborough.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 July 1957, page 17.

Obituary [Henrietta M. MacDonald], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 1968, page 30.

Obituary [David Currie MacDonald], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 April 1969, page 34.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 May 2017

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