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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Martin “Tom” Maguire (1857-1925)

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Thomas Martin Maguire
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Educator, school inspector.

Born in Ontario on 10 May 1857, he came to Manitoba in the 1880s and taught school at Brandon. In 1892, he was appointed a School Inspector at Portage la Prairie, serving there until his retirement. On 9 October 1883, he was married to Linda Honora Finn (1861-1945) in the County of North Dufferin. They had ten children: Annie E. Maguire (1884-?, wife of Glenn W. Porter), Susie Maguire (1885-?), Thomas Maguire (1890-?), John Paterson Maguire (1893-?), Frank Maguire (?-?), Robert Willoughby Maguire (1895-1973), Harvey Mix Maguire (1897-1908), Josephine Arnot “Jo” Maguire (1899-1983), Honorah Winnifred “Norah” Maguire (1902-1992, wife of Raymond A. Chalmers), and Dennis Ewan Maguire (1907-1967). He died at Portage la Prairie on 11 June 1925.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitou Normal School (Main Street, Manitou)


1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Josephine Arnot Maguire], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 February 1983, page 61.

Obituary [Honorah Winnifred Chalmers], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 September 1992, page 85.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Tom Maguire for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 April 2017

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