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Memorable Manitobans: Carson Ephram Abercrombie (1900-1963)

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Carson Ephram Abercrombie
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Educator.

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 (?-1962) at Pipestone then, for the next four years, he resided at Kisbey, Saskatchewan. He 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. He died at his Winnipeg home, 391 Waterloo Street, on 6 December 1963 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Ontario birth and marriage registrations, Ancestry.

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 December 2021

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