Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 143 years

Memorable Manitobans: Herbert Milton Bell (1903-1977)


Born in the RM of Dufferin near Carman on 12 April 1903, son of Alfred Bell and Amelia Brown, in 1928 he received an Arts degree from Wesley College then pursued graduate studies at the University of Minnesota, receiving an MA in English. During the Second World War, he served overseas in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

He became a teacher in 1921, serving in schools of rural Manitoba, then joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division in 1936. He taught in the Collegiate of United College, Robert H. Smith Junior High School, and Gordon Bell High School. He served successively as the Principal of Fort Rouge School (1953-1954) and Lansdowne School (1954-1968). He retired in June 1968.

He died at Winnipeg on 4 June 1977.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Three principals retiring,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 June 1968, page 16.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 June 1977, page 24.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 September 2014

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. We acknowledge that the collection contains both reputable and disreputable people. All are worth remembering as a lesson to future generations.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z

Send corrections and additions to this page
to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban | Firsts | Acknowledgements

Help us keep
history alive!

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations

© 1998-2022 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.