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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Haddon Flewelling (1884-1938)


Born in New Brunswick in March 1884, he was working as a rural school teacher in Saskatchewan by 1911. Moving to Manitoba, he was the Principal of Starbuck School (1914-1916) and, on 23 June 1915, he married fellow teacher Elizabeth Helen Anderson (1894-1939) at Morris. They subsequently had three children: Robert Elgin Flewelling (b 1916), Bernice Flewelling (b ?), and Betty Flewelling (b ?). The couple lived at Sperling for several years before moving to Sydney, Nova Scotia, later returning to Manitoba and living at Winnipeg. They eventually settled at Regina, Saskatchewan where his wife was the Principal of the Reliance School of Commerce. He died in 1938 and was buried in the Regina Cemetery.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 & 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary [Elizabeth Helen Flewelling], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 January 1939, page 2.

Society [Miss Betty Flewelling], Winnipeg Tribune, 22 December 1941, page 11.

Regina Cemetery, Robert Haddon Flewelling, FindAGrave.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 11 September 2016

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