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Memorable Manitobans: Linden John Crocker (1898-1965)

Educator.

Born in New Brunswick on 1 May 1898, he came to Manitoba to join the staff of Brandon College, later graduating from Queen’s University and the University of Manitoba. He taught mathematics at Gordon Bell High School (1926-1928, 1936-1938), St. John’s High School (1928-1935), and Kelvin High School (1938-?), and served as Principal of Queenston School (1945-1949), Victoria-Albert School (1949-1956), and Ralph Brown School (1956-1957). He retired in 1958. He was President of the Manitoba Educational Association (1941-1946). He died at his Winnipeg home, 214 Ash Street, on 31 August 1965 and was buried in the Old Kildonan Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

The History of the Manitoba Educational Association by Ernest Butterworth, MEd thesis, Faculty of Graduate Study and Research, University of Manitoba, 1965.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 September 1965, page 34.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 April 2020

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