Memorable Manitobans: John Wallcraft (1867-1939)
Farmer, municipal official.
Born at Woodstock, Ontario on 9 September 1867, he came to Manitoba in 1878 and homesteaded the west half of 16-4-9W in what would become the Rural Municipality of Pembina. His farm later grew to 640 acres. On 22 August 1893, he married Annie Margaret Catherine Wallace (1874-1956) and they had eight children: Annie Helen “Nellie” Wallcraft (1895-1983, wife of Arthur Webber), Ida May Wallcraft (1896-1975, wife of Thomas Shelton), Sarah Elizabeth Wallcraft (1898-?), William Robert “Bill” Wallcraft, Alfred John Wallcraft (1902-?), Eva Jane Myra Wallcraft (1904-1990), Emma Maud Wallcraft (1904-1983, wife of Donald Simpson), and Cassie Olive Wallcraft (1907-1985, wife of James A. Metcalfe). He served as a local school trustee, a municipal councillor, and steward for the Archibald Methodist Church. He died on 7 July 1939 and was buried in the Archibald Cemetery.
Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.
Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.
Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 24 December 2017
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