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Memorable Manitobans: James McCullough (1867-1923)

Farmer, implements dealer.

Born in Hastings County, Ontario on 6 March 1867, the sixth of seven children of John McCullough and Margaret Sexsmith, he came to Manitoba with his father in 1874 and settled on a farmer two miles west of the present site of Carman. There being no schools nearby, he stayed on the farm and took it over after his father’s death in 1894. He left the farm in 1910 and moved to Carman where he joined Frank Bridge in the agricultural implements dealership of Bridge & McCullough, representing the Cockshutt Plow Company, Deering Machine Company, and the Ford Motor Car Company.

On 9 December 1896, he married Bertha Jane Armstrong (1875-1955) at Carman. They had six children: Annie Myrtle McCullough (1897-1972, wife of Archie Percival Richardson), Pearl Pansy McCullough (1901-1984, wife of Mervin Jenkins), Harry Harman McCullough, James Clifford McCullough (1903-1987), Lyle Albourne McCullough (1907-1985), and Alan Armstrong “Short” McCullough (1914-1997).

He died at Carman on 15 February 1923 and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery.


Birth, marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Obituary [Annie Myrtle Richardson], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 August 1972, page 14.

Obituary [Pearl Jenkins], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 April 1984, page 22.

Obituary [Lyle Albourne McCullough], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 July 1985, page 31.

Obituary [James Clifford McCullough], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 July 1987, page 24.

Obituary [Alan Armstrong McCullough], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 September 1997, page C11.

We thank Elaine McCullough May for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 8 March 2014

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