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Memorable Manitobans: George Nelson Hawn (1913-1989)


Born at Baldur on 6 February 1913, youngest son of William Albert Hawn (1881-1947) and Sarah Alecta Priscilla Alfreda Chester (c1878-1962), as of 1941 he resided at Hartney and married Margaret Elizabeth Bateman (1915-2010, daughter of Sydney H. Bateman) at her parents’ Glenora residence on 12 August 1941. He was the Principal of Chapman School (1943-1945) and lived in the Varsity View postal area around 1947, when he attended classes at the University of Manitoba. By 1962, He and his wife had moved to Kentville, Ontario where he died in 1989.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Engagements [Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Bateman...], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 July 1941, page 12.

“Hawn - Bateman,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 August 1941, page 9.

“Cadet Corps inspected at Tuxedo on Friday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 May 1944, page 2.

“New Chapman School attractively designed,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 September 1944, page 2.

“Will attend opening of new Chapman School,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 September 1944, page 3.

“Charleswood’s new school opened,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 October 1944, page 3.

“H. McIntosh addresses Home and School group,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 April 1945, page 2.

“Rural teachers win awards [To attend classes at the University of Manitoba],” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 June 1947, page 12.

Obituary [Sarah Hawn], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 January 1962, page 27.

Obituary [Margaret E. Hawn], YourLifeMoments.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 21 December 2017

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