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Memorable Manitobans: Francis James Mayers (1874-1962)


Born at Valentia, Ontario on 1 May 1874, son of John Mayers (1835-1926) and Mary Allison, he attended Wesley College (c1900-1901) and became a teacher. His career included service at Norfolk School (1901) and a Principalship of Oakwood School (1906), after which he left for British Columbia and married Nina Pearl Lloyd (1884-1960) at Vancouver on 25 December 1907. They had at least one son, Richard J. Mayers (1909-?), and he returned briefly to Manitoba, again teaching at Oakwood School (1911). He retired from teaching in 1940 and died at North Vancouver on 2 October 1962, with burial at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby.


Marriage and death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

1901 & 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

“Wesley College literary,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 March 1900, page 4.

“University examinations [Faculty of Arts, Junior B.A.],” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 June 1900, page 7.

“Advisory Board,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 June 1902, page 6.

Descendants of Lawrence Billett family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 18 December 2018

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