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Memorable Manitobans: Alfred Dickson (1876-1957)

Educator.

Born at Paisley, Ontario on 5 December 1876, he taught in rural schools of Manitoba, including at Shoal Lake School for 12 years before moving to Winnipeg in 1911 where he taught arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and English at Greenway School (1911-1912) and Kelvin High School. He moved to La Verendrye School in 1916, where he taught Grade 6 and served as Principal for 27 years, retiring in 1943. He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1947, where he died on 23 December 1957.

Sources:

Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce, Winnipeg School Division, Education Resource Centre.

“A. Dickson, ex-principal dies at 81,” Manitoba Free Press 24 December 1957, page 22.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 August 2015

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