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Memorable Manitobans: Harry Bingham Donnelly (1888-1980)

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Harry Bingham Donnelly
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Educator, cleric.

Born at Belfast, Ireland on 19 December 1888, at an early age he immigrated to Canada with his family and settled at Winnipeg. He received a Theology degree from Manitoba College in 1914, was ordained in the Presbyterian Church, and was posted to a church at Elbow, Saskatchewan. Returning to Winnipeg in 1919, he joined the teaching staff of the Norwood School District, serving for some 30 years, including terms as the Principal of King George Fifth School (c1925) and the Norwood Collegiate (1938-1953). Active in the Masons, he was the Librarian for the Grand Lodge of Manitoba until 1973, and was its Grand Master (1947). He died at Middlechurch on 16 May 1980 and was buried in the St. Vital Cemetery.

Sources:

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 May 1980, page 57.

We thank Stan Barclay for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 September 2016

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