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Memorable Manitobans: Isaac O. Stringer (1866-1934)


Born in Ontario on 19 April 1866, he was the first Anglican missionary to the Inuit of Herschel Island. He later served as Bishop of the Yukon, based in Dawson City, during the Klondike Gold Rush. His final position was as Archbishop of Rupert’s Land, succeeding Samuel P. Matheson. He died suddenly at Winnipeg on 30 October 1934 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.


“Archbishop I. O. Stringer drops dead on street, victim of heart attack”, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 October 1934, page 1.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 March 2017

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