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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Adam Hodgkinson (1912-2004)


Born at Winnipeg on 2 June 1912, son of Frederick Twist Hodgkinson and Edith Ruth Turner, he was the Principal of Tyndall School (1933-1934), Woodnorth School (1936-1937), Hazelridge School (1937-1939), Newdale School (1939-1941), and Holland School (1941-1946). He moved to Winnipeg where he taught mathematics at Machray School (1946-1951) and Kelvin High School (1951-1956), was Vice-Principal of River Heights School (1956-1960) and Kelvin High School (1960-1965), and Principal of Gordon Bell High School (1965-1973). He retired in 1973. In recognition of his service to the educational community of Manitoba, he received a Manitoba Centennial Medal in 1970. On 18 July 1942, he married Ethel Margaret Cooper (?-1992) at Winnipeg and they had two daughters. He died at his Winnipeg home on 26 October 2004.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Ethel M. Cooper weds F. A. Hodgkinson,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 July 1942, page 8.

“Gordon Bell principal retires soon,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 June 1973, page 22.

Obituary [Ethel Margaret Hodgkinson], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 May 1992, page 44.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 October 2004.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 April 2020

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