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Memorable Manitobans: William Robertson Beveridge (1873-1949)

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Educator, school inspector.

Born near Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on 9 June 1873, he taught school there for some years before coming to Manitoba where he was a teacher at Dominion City School (1904-1906), Emerson School (1906-1907), and Deloraine School (1907-1916). In 1916, he was appointed a School Inspector based at Virden, where he stayed until retirement in 1944. In 1939, he was made a Life Member of the Manitoba Educational Association. He was married with a son, and was a member of the Masons (Lebanon Lodge) and Virden Golf Club. He moved to Victoria, British Columbia in 1944, where he died on 27 March 1949 and was buried at Saanich, BC.


1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

“Life memberships are conferred by education group,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 April 1939, page 24.

“Beveridge is honored by citizens of Virden,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 October 1944, page 3.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Former Virden School Inspector dies in Victoria,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 March 1949, page 34.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 April 2017

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