Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 138 years

 


MHS
Events


2017
Macdonald
Fundraising
Dinner


2017
Lieutenant
Governor
Awards


2016
Memorable
Manitobans


Manitoba
History

No. 82


This Old
Grain
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


Digitized
Local History
Books


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: James Hoyes Panton (1847-1898)

Educator.

Born in Ontario on 7 May 1847, he arrived in Winnipeg during the early 1880s, where he was the Principal of the Colleagiate Department of the Central School. He was an active member of the Manitoba Historical Society, collecting geological specimens around the province, and adding substantially to the society’s fossil collections. In early 1884, he offered a series of public lectures on geology in the MHS offices, some of which were published. He returned to Ontario in late 1884 to become Professor of Geology and Natural History at the Ontario Agricultural College at Guelph. He remained in this position until 1897. He died 2 February 1898.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Gleanings from the Geology of the Red River Valley
MHS Transactions, Series 1, No. 3, 1883

Fragmentary Leaves from the Geological Records of the Great Northwest
MHS Transactions, Series 1, No. 10, 1884

Gleanings from Outcrops of Silurian Strata in the Red River Valley
MHS Transactions, Series 1, No. 15a, 1884

Notes on the Geology of Some Islands in Lake Winnipeg
MHS Transactions, Series 1, No. 20, 1886

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 January 2013

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

A collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   

 
To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home | Terms & Conditions | FAQ | Contact Us
Privacy Policy | Donations Policy
Website © 1998-2017 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.