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Memorable Manitobans: John Wesley Peters (1863-1962)

Educator, farmer.

Born at Cobden, Ontario on 10 November 1863, he taught school for two years before moving to the Virden area of Manitoba in 1884 where he homesteaded and taught at Qu’Appelle Station School (North West Territories), Mayville School, and Montgomery School (1890-1892). He later taught at Whitewater School and Roseberry School before coming to Rapid City School where he was Principal for two years (1899-1901). He taught at Medina School (1903) and Poplar Grove School (1905-1907, 1921-1925), and farmed in the Totonka district between Oak River and Cardale. He retired around 1955 and moved to Rapid City where he lived with his daughter. He was married twice, first on 21 May 1890 to Jane Sarah Clayton (?-1900) at Pipestone, and second in 1908 to Gussie Grier (?-1919) at Minnedosa. He had three children: Harry B. Peters (1892-1954), Frank Wesley Peters (1893-1917), and Laura May Peters (1896-?, wife of Frank Shaw Hyndman). He died at Minnedosa on 13 July 1962 and was buried in the Rapid City Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 16 July 1962, page 11.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 June 2018

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