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Memorable Manitobans: Howard Beattie Chenoweth (1919-2004)


Born at Angusville on 18 November 1919, son of Georgina and Norman Chenoweth, he was educated at Russell and United College. He was Principal of Vermette School during the spring term of 1942 before moving to British Columbia where he enlisted in the Canadian Army, holding the rank of Second Lieutenant. Towards the end of the Second World War, he returned to Manitoba and teaching, working in the Winnipeg School Division at Luxton School (1944-1945), John M. King School (1945-1948), Riverview School (1948-1950), and General Wolfe School (1950-1955). He earned a BA (1959) from the University of Manitoba and, by 1973, had returned to British Columbia where he taught at Esquimalt. He was married twice, first on 8 August 1942 to Shirley Reed Small (c1920-1980, daughter of Robert Henry Small) in Winnipeg. They had three daughters. He died at Nanaimo, British Columbia on 28 July 2004 and was buried in the Ladysmith Cemetery.


Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“[Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Small ...],” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 July 1942, page 8.

“[Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Small ...],” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 July 1942, page 6.

“Chenowith [sic] - Small,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 August 1942, page 12.

“Appointment of H. B. Chenoweth,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 December 1942, page 13.

“H. B. Chenoweth,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 December 1942, page 3.

Death notice [Robert H. Small], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 June 1959, page 37.

“B.Ed.,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 May 1960, page 25.

Obituary [Sylvia Leslie Chenoweth], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 September 1973, page 44.

Obituary [Shirley Marcelle Reed], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 April 1980, page 64.

Obituary, Victoria Times Colonist, 31 July 2004.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 April 2017

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