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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Reader (1849-1928)


Born in Chilver Coton, England on 3 December 1849, he came to Manitoba in 1874, serving as an Anglican missionary at The Pas from 1878 to 1881. He then became an Indian agent and converted to the Church of the Plymouth Brethren. He began printing in Cree syllabics in 1890, and published a number of books over the following years, thus spreading syllabic literacy among Aboriginal peoples. He died at Enderby, British Columbia on 22 February 1928.

See also:

Joseph Reader, Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online


Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 March 2012

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