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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Octavius Picken “Barney” Bolton (1907-1985)

Educator.

Born in the RM of Roblin on 10 May 1907, eldest son of Henry Bolton and Rose Maud Duncalfe, brother of W. G. Bolton, he attended Neelin School and the Manitou Normal School (1925-1926). He taught at Connaught School, Prince of Wales School, and Erinside School, then served as Principal of Roseberry School (1936-1939), Cloverdale School (1939-1942), West St. Paul School (1942-1949), Ninga School (1949-1955), Rutherglen School (1955-1957), and Rapid City School (1957-1967). He retired in 1967. On 19 August 1929, he married Esther Alma Aitken (?-1981) at Brandon. They had two sons: Lyall Bolton and Dennis Bolton. He died at Minnedosa on 4 December 1985 and was buried in the Neelin Cemetery.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

I Remember: Lights Along the Valley and Huntly by Caroline Cumming, 1970.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 December 1985, page 68.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 February 2015

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