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Memorable Manitobans: John Ensworth Morison (1896-1983)


Born at Montforest, Ontario on 1 December 1896, son of John Morison and Eliza Caufield, he was a teacher in rural Manitoba schools, including at Kissman School (1925-1927) and Maplestead School (1927-1928), and serving as the Principal of Springfield School (1930), Ardal School (1930-1932), Benito School (1935-1938), Reston School (1938-1939), and MacGregor School (1940-1942). On 17 June 1927, he married Emma Laura Schade (1908-1988) in the RM of Siglunes and they had three children. He died at Matsqui, British Columbia on 20 February 1983 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, WInnipeg Free Press, 22 February 1983, page 41.

Obituary [Emma Laura Morison], WInnipeg Free Press, 3 June 1988, page 41.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 July 2021

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