Memorable Manitobans: Antoine Alphonse “Anthony” Allegeart (1890-1969)
Born at Gullegem, Belgium on 28 August 1890, he immigrated to Canada in 1911 and arrived at Winnipeg by November 1912, where he successfully qualified for preliminary service (outside the service branch) for admission to a naval college. He was naturalized in 1914, the same year he registered a homestead at NE15-24-7W in Manitoba. Rural life was interrupted by the First World War and, in April 1916, he attended an infantry training school in Winnipeg, from which he qualified for the rank of Lieutenant in the Infantry of the active militia. Any active military service during the war remains unknown.
In 1921, he was joined by his sister Marie Allegaert (1895-1941) and her friend Eliza Delva Allegaert (c1896-?). He attended Normal School and the trio took up residence at 313 Templeton Avenue (c1926-1946) in West Kildonan. His career in education included teaching locally in the Old Kildonan School District, at John Black School (1920-1924, Principal 1923) and Lloyd George School (1924-1940), and in rural Manitoba, working at Thalberg North School (1941-1942), Emerado School (1943), and was Principal of Tolstoi School (1944). In the latter 1920s, he attended summer school classes at the University of Manitoba and graduating with a BA degree (1929).
In October 1946, he retired to the United States and settled in California where he was naturalized in 1952. He died on 16 December 1969 and was buried in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery at Colma, California.
Death registrations [Marie Allegaert], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1926 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.
“Civil service exams pass list [At Winnipeg - Ant. A. Allegaert],” Manitoba Free Press, 16 December 1912, page 11.
“Seventeen Regina loads successful [At Winnipeg],” The Leader [Regina], 23 December 1912, page 6.
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta Homestead Grant Registers, Ancestry.
“Officers find exams. harder,” Manitoba Free Press, 19 April 1916, page 4.
Canada Certificates of Military Instruction, A. A. Allegart, Ancestry.
“School results are announced,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 20 August 1925, page 17.
“Results of summer school examinations are issued [Astronomy and Zoology],” Manitoba Free Press, 20 August 1926, page 18.
“Result of summer school exams [History],” Manitoba Free Press, 19 August 1927, page 11.
“Degrees [Bachelor of Arts],” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 14 May 1929, page 7.
“Winners of Scholarships at University announced by authorities yesterday [Bachelor of Arts],” Manitoba Free Press, 15 May 1929, page 8.
Obituary [Marie Allegaert], Winnipeg Tribune, 8 December 1941, page 21.
“Card of thanks,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 December 1941, page 17.
US Naturalization Record Indexes, Ancestry.
US Records of Aliens Pre-examined in Canada, Ancestry.
Federal naturalization records, California, Ancestry.
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery burial transcriptions, Alphonse Allegaert, FindAGrave.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 27 September 2019
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