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Memorable Manitobans: Duncan Crerar (1877-1910)


Born in Scotland on 2 May 1877, son of Peter and Jane Crerar, he emigrated to Canada with his family in 1883 and resided at Medicine Hat, North West Territories [now Alberta]. Ten years later, he received a BA degree in modern languages from Manitoba College. He worked for briefly as a teacher in Winnipeg schools, later serving as the Principal of Plum Coulee School (1902-1904), Melita School (1904-1905), Rapid City School (1905-1907), and Emerson School (1907-1910). He died suddenly at Emerson on 10 September 1910 and was buried alongside his mother in Brookside Cemetery.


1893 Canada census, Ancestry.

“Examinations,” Manitoba Free Press, 11 May 1897, page 2.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Plum Coulee,” Manitoba Free Press, 1 May 1903, page 7.

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

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Duncan Crerar dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 12 September 1910, page 12.

“Deaths and funerals,” Manitoba Free Press, 13 September 1910, page 7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 May 2013

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