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Memorable Manitobans: James Cameron Martin (1910-1982)


Born at Gladstone on 17 September 1910, son of James Martin and Margaret Cameron, he began a long teaching career at the age of 19, serving successively as the teaching Principal of Ebor School (1929-1930), Woodnorth School (1931-1933), Sinclair School (1933-1934), Arrow River School (1936-1939), and Sanford School (1939-1942). In 1942, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and served overseas. On his return from military duty, he joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division and taught at Sisler High School until retirement in June 1974, also receiving BA, BEd, and MEd degrees during this period. He was a member of the Mentors Club and Tabernacle Baptist Church. He died at Winnipeg on 24 August 1982 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 August 1982, page 25.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 January 2014

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