Memorable Manitobans: Erwin Knapp (1876-1951)
Civil servant, school inspector.
Born at Battersea, Ontario on 16 January 1876, he received an MA degree from Queen’s University (Kingston) in 1905. Later he moved to Manitoba and was Principal of Alexander School (1905-1906) and later a teacher at the Brandon Collegiate. In 1922, he was terminated as a result of the Brandon Ultimatum.
He served as Inspector of Secondary Schools in the Manitoba Department of Education from 1922 to 1941, and came to Winnipeg in 1928. He was a member of the Masons at Brandon for many years.
He died at Winnipeg on 2 May 1951 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.
“Erwin Knapp, 75, dies in hospital,” Winnipeg Tribune, undated. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10]
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 May 1951, page 27.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 2 May 2022