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Memorable Manitobans: Theodore J. Watts (1864-?)

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T. J. Watts
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Educator, cleric.

Born at Listowel, Ontario on 10 July 1864, the son of a Methodist cleric, he taught school near Walkerton, Ontario for 2½ years before coming to Manitoba with his wife and children in 1890. He worked as a Methodist cleric at Swan Lake, Austin, Minnedosa, and towns in North Dakota. Periodically, he taught at Flowery Bank School and St. Charles School. In 1911, he was appointed the Principal of St. James School and retired from the position in June 1936. He died sometime between 1945 and 1950.


1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

“Retiring teachers agree school system should be changed, disagree as to how,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 May 1936, page 18.

“Retiring members of St. James School staff honored by friends,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 June 1936, page 7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 September 2013

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