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Memorable Manitobans: Janet Jaffray Wood (1863-1944)

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Janet Jaffray Wood
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Women’s leader.

She was born in Bannockburn, Scotland. She spent her childhood in Ontario and moved with her family to Kildonan. After her marriage she moved to Elkhorn and then Oakville. She helped organize the first local of the women’s section of the Manitoba Grain Growers’ Association in 1915 and became second president of the provincial organization in 1919, when it was known as the United Farm Women of Manitoba. She served in that capacity until 1922. She received an honorary diploma from the University of Manitoba in 1931. She is a member of the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame.


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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 May 2017

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