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Memorable Manitobans: Albert Wallace Craigie (1891-1964)


Born at French River, Nova Scotia on 6 September 1891, the son of John Yorkton Craigie (1846-1929) and Elizabeth Pollock (1853-1939), on 18 July 1917 he married Keziah Roberta Thomas (1879-1968) at Hammonds Plains, Halifax County, Nova Scotia. He became a teacher and moved to Manitoba where he taught at McConnell School and was Principal of Park School (1926-1927), Langruth School (1927-1928) and Newdale School (1928-1930). He retired back to Nova Scotia where he died at New Glasgow on 27 September 1964. He is presumed to be buried in the St. Lorne Cemetery along with his wife.


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“Awards to students announced by Council,” Manitoba Free Press, 15 May 1924, page 21.

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Canada Voter Lists, Ancestry.

Crossley Romans family tree, Ancestry.

Obituary [Keziah Roberta Thomas], Halifax Chronicle Herald, 17 July 1968.

Squier Family Tree, Albert Wallace Craigie, RootsWeb.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 February 2016

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