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Memorable Manitobans: John Herbert Monteith (1873-1959)

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John Herbert Monteith
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Editor and publisher.

Born at Exeter, Huron County, Ontario on 18 March 1873, son of Robert Monteith and Mary Kilpatrick, brother of George Monteith, he was educated at Exeter. He learned the printing trade with the Manitoba Free Press, moving to Killarney in 1898 where he purchased the plant of the Killarney Guide, which had been established two years earlier.

On 19 May 1898, he married Alice Emily Constant (1876-?) at Winnipeg. They had three children: Mary Constant Monteith (1899-?), John Robert Monteith (1902-1964), and Ralph Gordon Monteith (1904-1977). He was a member of the Canadian Weekly Newspapers Association (CWNA), serving as President of the Manitoba Division in 1920-21, and was a Mason and Presbyterian.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

“The editors of the provincial liberal press”, Manitoba Free Press, 13 December 1901, page 10.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Obituary [Ralph G. Monteith], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 July 1977, page 34.

Reflections, 1882-1982: A Community History of the Rural Municipality of Turtle Mountain and the Town of Killarney by J. A. Victor David Museum and New Horizons, 1982, page 445.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 October 2017

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