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Memorable Manitobans: Oliver Clayton Bricker (1900-1992)

Educator.

Born at Elgin on 29 December 1900, son of Oliver Snyder Bricker and Maria Shirk, he was educated at New Dundee, Ontario and the Winnipeg Normal School. Late in the First World War, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served at Vimy Ridge. Returning from military service, he worked as a teacher, serving as the Principal of Woodnorth School (1938-1939), Altamont School (1939-1940), Ninette School (1940-1942), and Holmfield School (1942-1943). He later worked for the National Film Board of Canada. On 8 October 1927, he married Rachelle Verkinder in the RM of Lakeview. They had no children. He died at Lethbridge, Alberta on 29 January 1992 and was buried in the family plot of the Mountain View Cemetery at Lethbridge.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

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

Obituary, The Lethbridge Herald, 30 January 1992, page D4.

We thank Pamela Forsyth for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 June 2022

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