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Memorable Manitobans: Percy Nimrod Hunt (1910-1990)


Born on a farm in the Rural Municipality of Morton on 28 November 1910, son of William J. Hunt (1878-1936) and Caroline Sage (1881-1950), as of 1926 he resided in the Rural Municipality of Turtle Mountain. Following training at the Brandon Normal School, he taught school in rural Manitoba including at Buffalo Lake School (1934-1935) and Rondeau School (1936-1938). He served as the Principal of Cossette School (1938-1940, 1946-1951) and later taught at McFarlane School (1950s). He and his wife Dorothy had two daughters: Marilyn Hunt and Rita Hunt. He died in Ontario on 24 September 1990.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

1926 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“Results of entrance examinations for Province announced [Inspector W. J. Parr’s Division],” Manitoba Free Press, 21 July 1925, page 9.

“Former teacher passes on,” Stonewall Argus and Teulon Times, 21 November 1990, page 25.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Gordon Goldsborough for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 7 November 2019

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