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Memorable Manitobans: James Morrison McNaughton (1866-1939)

Market gardener, municipal official.

Born in Bruce County, Ontario on 29 November 1866, son of Elizabeth McNaughton, he moved to Manitoba and settled in Rural Municipality of St. Paul where he served as councillor (1894-1900, 1907-1908, and 1912-1913) and Reeve (1903-1905, 1907-1908). In this capacity he attended the 1905 founding meeting in Brandon of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities. He was later Reeve of the Rural Municipality of West St. Paul (1929-1930). On 11 March 1918, he married Lois Maud Prest (c1894-1932) at Winnipeg. The couple, who resided on Lot 2 in West St. Paul, had no children. He died at his West St. Paul residence on 23 January 1939 and was buried in the Old Kildonan Cemetery. He is commemorated with the McNaughton Community Centre in West St. Paul.


Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

The Changing Scene: A History of West St. Paul, pages 2, 62, 145-147 [Manitoba Legislative Library].

Obituary [Lois Maud McNaughton], Winnipeg Tribune, 12 November 1932, page 25.

“Social and Personal [Miss Eunice Prest announces ...]” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 March 1918, page 11.

“J. M. McNaughton, Manitoba pioneer, dies, aged 82,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 January 1939, page 6.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 24 January 1939, page 18.

Death notice, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 January 1939, page 16.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 29 August 2017

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