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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Marshall (1876-1959)


Born at Bradford, England on 9 February 1876, at the age of seven he emigrated to Canada with his parents and attended Dufferin School and Victoria School. From 1894 to 1898, he taught at a one-room school at Minnedosa, Manitoba while attending Manitoba College, receiving a BA degree in the latter year. From 1898 to 1901, he taught at Cook’s Creek, then spent a year as Assistant Principal at Treherne and another at Minnedosa. He came to Winnipeg in 1907 as Principal of Wellington School, serving until 1921. He moved to Strathcona School in 1921, serving as Principal there until his retirement in 1941. He was a member of the Manitoba Teachers Association, Mentors Club, and Southwood Club. He died at his Winnipeg home, 856 Warsaw Avenue, on 7 June 1959 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Joseph Marshall honored by Strathcona School staff”, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 June 1941, page 12.

“Retired city teacher, Joseph Marshall dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 June 1959, page 12.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 February 2013

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