Memorable Manitobans: Carson Ephram Abercrombie (1900-1963)
Born at Lanark, Ontario on 27 June 1900, son of William Abercrombie and Melinda McLene, he came to Manitoba where he taught in rural schools.
On 24 December 1925, he married Eva Margaret McLaren (1900-1962) at Pipestone then, for the next four years, they resided at Kisbey, Saskatchewan. They moved to Winnipeg in 1929 where he taught and was later Principal of Riverview School (1944-1952), George V School (1952-1956), and Isaac Brock School (1956-1964). While teaching, he received BA (1930), MA (1935) and BEd (1953) degrees from the University of Manitoba. He was a member of St. Andrew’s River Heights United Church, Strathcona Curling Club, and Winnipeg Kinsmen Club.
Ontario birth and marriage registrations, Ancestry.
Birth registration [Eva Margaret McLaren], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary [E. M. Abercrombie], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 July 1962, page 24.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 December 1963, page 28.
We thank Darryl Toews for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 30 June 2023