John Pinckney

Male, Person Number459, b. 1911, d. 1980
John Pinckney
1911 - 1980
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Giles Pinckney
ChartsGiles Pinckney
Name Variation John Pinckney was also known as Jack. 
Birth*1911He was born in 1911 at South Shields, Durham, England, ; jan-feb-mar 10a 879.1
He was the son of Thomas William Pinckney and Ann Stoker
Census1911*2 Apr 1911John Pinckney appeared in the 1911 census at 5 Wilson Street, South Shields, Durham, England, ; RG 14 / 30285.2
Emigration*1929He emigrated in 1929 to Canada,
Marriage*17 Feb 1941He married Margaret Choate Graham on 17 Feb 1941 at Canada,
Death*1980John Pinckney died in 1980 at Rosetown, Saskatchewan, Canada,
Anecdote*1980PUBLISHER of The Rosetown (Sask.) Eagle, John Pinckney was elected CWNA (Canadian Weekly Newspaper Association) president in 1962.

Born in England, Mr. Pinckney came to Canada at the age of 18. He apprenticed in printing but switched to mining, smelting and logging, and then radio, for several years. He enlisted in the RCAF in World War Two and spent six years on active service, one of them overseas.

He purchased The Rosetown Eagle in 1947 and the paper prospered. He also became councillor and mayor of Rosetown. A charter member of the Lions Club, he was instrumental in obtaining a swimming pool for the town before there was running water! All the farmers in the area delivered water to fill it. He was president of the Legion and local dance club, was on the provincial Transportation BOard and Welfare Board.

He was on the CWNA board for many years and was chairman of the membership committee. He was president of SWNA (Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association) in 1958 and was an Honorary Life Member.

During his term as president Mr. Pinckney was invited by the federal government to represent CWNA at the opening of the London, England, offices of the Canadian Government Travel Bureau, in the august company of the Prime Minister and other Commonwealth government heads. 

Family

Margaret Choate Graham b. 1913, d. 17 Oct 2000
Children 1.William Graham Pinckney
 2.Anne Margaret King Pinckney
 3.George Pinckney
Last Edited13 Oct 2011

Citations

  1. [S7] Birth Registration.
  2. [S12] Census Image.