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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Andrew Richard Justus (1878-1943)


Born in the United States on 2 October 1878, he taught school there before coming to southern Manitoba with his family in 1911. He taught school in the Rural Municipality of Rhineland then moved to Selkirk where he was Principal of Happy Thought School (1925-1929), Beausejour School (1929-1933), a collegiate department teacher at Selkirk Central School (c1935-1937), and Principal of South Ward School (1937-1942). He and his wife Caroline Mathilda (c1880-?) had three children: Martin Justus (1909-1956), Matilda Justus (1911-?), and Dorothy Justus (c1913-?). He retired from teaching in December 1942 to become Secretary-Treasurer of the Selkirk School District. He died at his Selkirk home on 1 January 1943.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 and 1916 Canada Census, Library and Archives Canada.

“Selkirk Southward school entertains,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 December 1942, page 12.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 January 1943, page 5.

Obituary [Martin Justus], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 July 1956, page 7.

Obituary [Caroline Matilda Justus], Winnipeg Free Press, 1 February 1960, page 31.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 28 November 2014

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