Memorable Manitobans: Walter Fahrig (1889-1937)
Born at Wattenwyl, Ontario on 8 December 1889, son of Frederick Fahrig, during the First World War he served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps then received a degree in Agriculture (1925) from the University of Manitoba. He taught at Prince of Wales School (1924-1927) and was the Principal of Griswold School (1928-1929), Arden School (1929-1936), and Tilston School (1936-1937). He and wife Catherine Swan (?-?) had four children: Robert Bruce Fahrig (1920-?), Marjorie W. Fahrig (1922-1968), Alan Fahrig, and Walter Fahrig. He died suddenly at Tilston on 24 August 1937 and was buried in the Tilston Cemetery.
Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.
Birth registration [Robert Bruce Fahrig], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Manitoba Free Press, 28 August 1937, page 13.
Obituary [Marjorie W. Fahrig], Manitoba Free Press, 2 July 1968, page 39.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 27 June 2022