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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur E. Floyd (1882-?)


Born in New Brunswick on 4 August 1882, he won a scholarship that enabled him to receive a BA degree at the University of New Brunswick. He later received a MA from the University of Manitoba and BPaed from the University of Toronto. After two years of teaching in New Brunswick, he was appointed a School Principal at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

In 1915, he joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Board, as Principal of Gladstone School (1915-1919). Later, he taught at Earl Grey School and Kelvin High School until 1926 when he became Principal of Luxton School, organizing the Junior High School department there. After 12 years at Luxton, he succeeded W. J. Sisler as Principal of Isaac Newton High School, where he remained until retirement in 1947.

On 1 January 1916, he married Greta M. Robinson at Winnipeg. He served as President of the Schoolmasters’ Club, a member of the Family Bureau Board, Boy Scout Commissioner, and Director of the Navy League. He was a long-time member of Trinity Baptist Church and served a term as Moderator of the Red River Valley Association of Baptist Churches.

In July 1950, he moved to Hamilton, Ontario.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce, Winnipeg School Division, Education Resource Centre.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 November 2011

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