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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 worked in rural Manitoba schools, including at Riverland School (c1926), Bjarmi School (?-?), and Hamiota School (?-?), and was Principal of Ashern School (1938-1940) and Ebor School (1940-1941) before moving to British Columbia around 1942. There, he taught until 1952 and married fellow teacher Leona Margaret Derksen (1918-1991). By 1954, he settled at Langley. He died at the Langley Memorial Hospital on 7 February 1962 with burial in Murrayville Cemetery.


Birth registrations [Russel Haylie], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, 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 file #6444, William Henry Hayter, Archives of Manitoba.

School division half-yearly attendance reports (Schedule: E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 9 March 2019

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