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Memorable Manitobans: Hubert Harry Hooper (c1886-1963)

Farmer, educator.

Born at Somerset, England around 1886, he emigrated to Canada in 1909 and farmed in the Bifrost area. He taught school from 1923 to retirement in 1953, including service at Jefferson School (1921), Little Mountain School (1923-1925) and McIvor School (1925-1926), and he was the Principal of Lord Kitchener School from 1927 to 1953. He was married twice, first to Mary Eva Robinson (1888-1926) and second on 3 July 1929 to Margaret Tomlinson (?-?). He had seven children: Gladys Hooper (1906-?), Hubert Henry “Hoop” Hooper (1912-1988), Gordon A. Hooper (?-?), Alan K. Hooper (?-?), Mary Hooper (?-?), and George Thomas Hooper (1915-?), and Ernest Hooper (1919-?). He died at his East Kildonan home on 24 November 1963 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Mary Hooper], Winnipeg Tribune, 28 October 1926, page 10.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 November 1963, page 30.

Death registration [Hubert Henry Hooper], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Hubert Henry Hooper], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 September 1988, page 40.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 March 2020

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