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Memorable Manitobans: James Clark Whenham (1896-1970)


Born at Pilot Mound on 10 May 1896, son of James Whenham (?-?) and Sarah Jane Clark (1856-1923), he was working as a teacher when, in 1917, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served overseas until his discharge in early 1919. He returned to teaching and served as the Principal of Isabella School (1923-1924), Decker School (1924-1925), Arden School (1925-1927), and Bowsman School (1927-1930). On 15 August 1921, he married Laura Churchill (?-?) at Brandon. He is reported to have died in 1970 but, as yet, no further information has been found.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 April 2019

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