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Memorable Manitobans: Clarence Earl Cole (1895-1970)


Born on a farm in the RM of Elton on 15 October 1895, son of Alexander Cole and Margaret E. McQuitty, he graduated from Brandon College in 1924 then taught school at Forrest for a time. He was the Principal of Edrans School (1936-1944) and Austin School (1944-1962). He retired in 1962. He was Secretary of the Austin Chamber of Commerce and the Southern Film Council. He died at Austin, unmarried, on 8 April 1970 and was buried in the Austin Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 April 1970, page 34.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 September 2013

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