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Memorable Manitobans: Walter Fahrig (1889-1937)

Educator.

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.

Sources:

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

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