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Memorable Manitobans: James Hilton Moir (1882-1955)


Born on a farm at Glendenning, Manitoba on 28 February 1882, son of John Moir and Margaret Lang, he served as Principal of Salisbury School (1915-1916), Polson School (1916-1918), and East Kildonan Collegiate (1921-1947). On 14 August 1912, he married Lillian Williams (?-1963) at Winnipeg. They had two sons, Kenneth Clifford Moir and J. H. Moir. He retired in 1947 and moved to Kelowna, British Columbia where he died on 16 June 1955 and was buried in the Kelowna Cemetery.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 June 1955, page 29.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Lilian Moir], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 December 1963, page 36.

A History of East Kildonan Collegiate, 1921-1952 by Jim Smith.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 April 2017

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