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Memorable Manitobans: James Andrew McKaughan (1877-1968)

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James Andrew McKaughan
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Educator.

Born at Orillia, Ontario on 12 February 1877, son of Thomas McKaughan and Isabella Blan, he came to western Canada and farmed for a time in Saskatchewan then taught school at Olds (Alberta), Watrous and Melville (Saskatchewan). Coming to Manitoba, he served as Principal of Napinka School (1903-1904), Oakwood School (1904-1905), Russell School (1905), Pilot Mound School (1905-1908), Inglis School, Rathwell School (1923-1924, 1925-1926), West St. Paul School (1924-1925, 1926-1938), Clandeboye School (1939-1941), Winnipeg Beach School (1942-1944), Dominion City School (1945-1946), St. Andrews School (1946-1948), and Garson School (1948-1949). He died at Winnipeg on 18 September 1968 and was buried in the Dunara Cemetery.

Sources:

Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 September 1968, page 31.

Banner County: History of Russell and District, 1879-1967 by the Russell Women’s Institute, pages 97-98.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Jim Fryza for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 May 2017

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