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Memorable Manitobans: Charles T. Cresswell (1872-1961)


Born at Ramsgate, England on 21 November 1872, he came to Canada in 1891 and settled on a farm at Oak Lake. He taught school at Lenore then served as Principal at Beresford School, Griswold School (1904-1907), Rapid City School (1907-1916), Hamiota School (1916-1919), Elkhorn School (1919-1922), Hartney School (1922-1927), Foxwarren School (1927-1931), Tyndall School (1931-1933), and Shoal Lake School. He then worked for the Manitoba Department of Education until retirement in 1954. He was founding Secretary of the Mentors Club. On 8 Augus 1908, he married Susie May Bellman at Durham County, Ontario. They had three daughters. He died at his Winnipeg home, 413 Beaverbrook Street, on 11 December 1961 and was buried in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.


1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Ontario marriage registration, Ancestry.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 December 1961, page 33.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 January 2015

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