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Memorable Manitobans: William English (1881-1958)

Educator.

Born at Letterbin, Baronscourt, Ireland on 10 November 1881, son of William John English (1856-1900) and Agnes Forde Hawkins (1847-1917), he became a school teacher and immigrated to Canada in 1916. He was Principal of Oakwood School (1916-1924) at Oak Lake after which he moved to British Columbia and taught at high schools in Kamloops and Vancouver until retiring to Victoria in 1944. On 7 October 1914, he married Jennie Elizabeth Jamison (1891-1984) at New Row Presbyterian Church in Coleraine and had two children: William Noel English (1915-2016) and Moira Latimer English (1919-2010). He died at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria on 1 July 1958.

Sources:

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Brandon Daily Sun, 9 July 1958, page 5.

English/Andrews family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 9 December 2018

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