Memorable Manitobans: James Boyd Morrison (1872-1941)
Educator, school inspector.
Born at Walton, Ontario in February 1872, he came to Manitoba as a boy, completed his education at Brandon Collegiate, later attending the University of Manitoba. He taught at Turriff School (1895-1898) and Rugby School (1900-1901), and was Principal of Alexander School (1901-1904) and Napinka School (1905-1909). In July 1910, he was appointed Chief Clerk of the Winnipeg Department of Education, serving for one year until he became a School Inspector at Hamiota, moving to Brandon eleven years later. He retired in June 1938. On 3 July 1906, he married Annie Laurie Little (1878-?) in the RM of Arthur. They had a daughter, Edith Winnifred Morrison. After retirement in July 1938, he spent a year at Sudbury, Ontario then moved to Toronto where he died on 23 November 1941.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“James B. Morrison, retired Manitoba educationalist, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 November 1941, page 4.
Homesteaders and Homemakers: A History of Elton Municipality in its First Century by Elton Historical Committee, 1973. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.E48 Hom]
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 17 June 2023