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Memorable Manitobans: Benjamin Hodkinson (1864-1948)


Born at Manchester, England on 22 September 1864, in 1911 he immigrated to Manitoba where he was the Principal of Gimli School (1912-1914), Gretna School (1918-1920), Rapid City School (1920-1922), Sidney School (1922-1924), Rivers School (1929-1930), and Hapnot High School (1932-1934). In 1943, he moved to British Columbia where he was Principal of the Inman Avenue School in Vancouver. On 22 July 1929, he married Betsy Spencer at Brandon. They had at least one child: W. C. Hodkinson. He died at Gibsons, British Columbia on 3 December 1948 and was buried there.


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

1916 Canada census, Ancestry.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Frontier teacher man of all work in ‘part of Canada’,” Brandon Sun, 28 May 1952, page 20.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 November 2015

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