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Memorable Manitobans: William Newton Finlay (c1869-?)

Educator.

Born at Belfast, Ireland around 1869, he immigrated to Canada and married Georgina Macdonald (c1870-?) at Winnipeg on 19 August 1896. The couple had at least two sons: Harold Homer Finlay (1897-?) and Glen Macdonald Finlay (1908-?). He earned a BA degree and he taught at Fairmount School (1889) prior to serving as Principal and mathematics teacher at Brandon Collegiate (1900-1910). He also served as President of the Manitoba Education Association (1909-1910). By 1916, he and his family had moved to Yorkton, Saskatchewan where he worked as a Principal (c1916-1921) of the local collegiate. Still alive as of 1944, his whereabouts beyond this time are unknown.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1906 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1956, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 25 December 2015

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