Memorable Manitobans: Percy Vernon Bond (1895-1961)
Educator, insurance executive.
Born in the RM of Dufferin on 17 April 1895, son of blacksmith Amos Bond and Mary E. Manning, he attended Roland School then, after receiving a third class teaching certificate in 1908 at the age of 13 years, he taught school for a time, serving as the Principal of Baldur School (1913-1918) and Pilot Mound School (1921-1922). He later became Assistant Manager of the Winnipeg Branch of the Travellers’ Insurance Company of Hartford, Connecticut, moving in the 1930s to the Great West Life Insurance Company of Winnipeg. He later became Manager of its Toronto Branch. He was married twice, first on 23 December 1915 to Jenny Violet Snydal (1896-1919) in the RM of Argyle, with whom he had three children, and second on 26 December 1923 to Myrtle Ruby Herbert (1897-1967) at Winnipeg, with whom he had one child. He died at Toronto on 27 January 1961 and was buried in the Necropolis Cemetery.
Birth, marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Candidates who passed teachers’ examinations,” Manitoba Free Press, 30 July 1908, page 9.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“Bond – Herbert,” Manitoba Free Press, 5 January 1924, page 8.
“Attending head office conference at Hartford,” Manitoba Free Press, 7 September 1927, page 16.
Engagement notice [Marie Margaret Bond], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 June 1951, page 12.
“Deaths,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 January 1961, page 10.
Obituary [Myrtle Bond], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 July 1967, page 37.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 10 May 2013
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