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Memorable Manitobans: William Ewart Gladstone Grant (1884-1935)


Born at London, Ontario on 13 October 1884, son of Alexander Grant (1855-?) and Bessie Grant (1861-?), he attended the University of Manitoba (1902-1904) and, on 9 July 1913, married Lilian Underwood (1884-1982) at Winnipeg. The couple had five children, four of whom were Frances Grant (1914-1984), Helen Grant (1919-1996), Edythe Grant (1921-1986), and Dorothy Grant (1927-1990). He was Principal of La Verendrye School (1911-1912), Cecil Rhodes School (1912-1914), and Dufferin School (1914-1917), after which he departed for British Columbia. He settled at Vancouver and taught at Vancouver High School (1920-1935). He died at New Westminster on 6 April 1935.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Faculty of Arts first year,” Manitoba Free Press, 16 May 1902, page 8.

“Second year,” Manitoba Free Press, 15 May 1903, page 8.

“W. E. Grant dies suddenly at coast,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 April 1935, page 3.

“W. E. Grant, former principal of Cecil Rhodes School, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 April 1935, page 9.

“Professor and Mrs. H.C. Grant,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 February 1938, page 9.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 25 January 2015

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