Memorable Manitobans: Russel Henry Hayter (1905-1962)
Born at Oak Lake on 6 December 1905, son of William Henry Hayter (c1866-1935) and Estelle Catherine Williams (c1874-1907), he grew up at Deleau and attended Deleau School, in later years driving a horse and buggy to attend classes. Following grade school, he attended Normal School and later attained a BA degree (1932) from the University of Manitoba.
A career educator, he taught at Riverland School (c1926), Bjarmi School (?-?), and Hamiota School (?-?), and was Principal of Ashern School (1938-1940) and Ebor School (1940-1941), and Edrans School (1951-1952), after which he retired. He married fellow teacher Leona Margaret Derksen (1918-1991) and, by 1954, they retired to Langley, British Columbia.
He died at the Langley Memorial Hospital on 7 February 1962 with burial in the Murrayville Cemetery.
Birth registrations [Russel Haylie], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Death registrations [Russel Henry Hayter, Leona Margaret Hayter], British Columbia Vital Statistics.
1906 Canada Census, Automated Genealogy.
1921 Canada censes, Ancestry.
1926 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.
“Rainbow club members,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 April 1917, Junior Section page 6.
“Degrees [Bachelor of Arts - General Course],” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 May 1932, page 6.
Brandon estate files (ATG 0064A), #6444 - William Henry Hayter, GR0394, Archives of Manitoba.
School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Gordon Goldsborough for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 4 October 2023