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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph A. McCracken (1911-1991)


Born in Ireland on 5 November 1911, he came to Canada at a young age and lived at Winnipeg. His long teaching career included service as the Principal of Newdale School (1942-1943), Dominion City School (1943-1945), Clearwater School (1945-1948), and Swan River School (1949-1951). He moved to Alberta in the early 1950s and continued to teach there. He died at Westaskiwin, Alberta on 29 March 1991.


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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 April 1991, page 45.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 January 2014

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