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Memorable Manitobans: Robinson Erle Hamilton (1892-1965)


Born at Neepawa on 13 August 1892, son of James Albert Hamilton (1861-1934) and Catherine “Cate” McIntyre (1868-?), he worked as a motor driver prior to enlisting for military duties in January 1917. He married before returning from overseas, and with his wife Eleanor (c1899-?) had a son, Frederick James Hamilton (c1920-?). He returned alone from First World War, with his family immigrating in 1921. He attended teacher training then began teaching at Dauphin by 1921. He later taught at Wingham School (1948-1949) before moving to Winnipeg. On 6 May 1950, he married Marie Elizabeth Aitken at the Holy Trinity Church. His was the Principal of King George V School (1950-1958) after which he retired in February 1958. He is believed to have died in 1965.


Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 & 1911 Canada censes, Library and Archives Canada.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

“Results of Summer School examinations are issued [First Class Professional A],” Manitoba Free Press, 20 August 1926, page 18.

“Hamilton - Aitken vows exchanged at Holy Trinity," Winnipeg Free Press, 9 May 1950, page 12.

[Photo caption; Pupils at George V School...], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 February 1958, page 11.

Port Alberni Supreme Court estate file GR-3008.976, Robinson Erle Hamilton, Royal British Columbia Museum.

Canadian Voter Lists, Ancestry.

Canada Ocean Arrivals, Ancestry.

Canadian Passenger Lists, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 14 October 2017

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