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Memorable Manitobans: William Meredith Hugill (1894-1963)


Born at Mount Elgin, Ontario on 27 February 1894, son of Mark Burton Hugill and Florence Annie Wilson, he was educated at Harbord Collegiate and the University of Toronto, receiving an Arts degree from the latter in 1916. Associated with the University of Manitoba since 1920, he did postgraduate studies at the University of Chicago and received a doctoral degree in 1936. He served as the Head of the Classics Department from 1955 until retirement in 1962. He and wife Lyla May Guest (1892-1987) had no children. He served as President of the Manitoba Educational Association (1957-1958), an executive member of the Manitoba Historical Society and National Geographic Society, and President of the Classical Association of Canada (1960-1962). He was a member of Young United Church. He died at the Misericordia Hospital on 17 August 1963 and was buried at Merrickville, Ontario.

His publications for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Inscriptions in Manitoba
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 4, Number 2, January 1959


Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 August 1963, page 21.

Obituary [Lyla May Guest Hugill], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 September 1987, page 38.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 June 2019

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