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

Educator.

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.

Sources:

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: 3 August 2022

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