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Memorable Manitobans: Arni Kristinson (1883-1969)


Born in Iceland, he came to Canada in 1888 and lived in the Interlake area of Manitoba. He was educated at Winnipeg and the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks. He graduated from Normal School in 1905 and taught school in Saskatchewan until 1910 when he became a clerk for the Municipality of Eifros in Saskatchewan. He returned to teaching in 1923 and served successively as Principal of Solsgirth School (1923-1930), Killarney School (1930-1934), Reston School (1934-1938), Foxwarren School (1938-1943), and Brickburn School (1943-1951). He retired in 1955 but continued to do casual teaching until 1957. On 24 April 1912, he married Sigridur J. Johnson (1887-1945) at Winnipeg. They had three children: Gertrude Olive Kristinson (wife of H. B. Thompson), Thora Margaret Kristinson (wife of E. W. Stephenson), and John Alan Kristinson. He was a member of the Masons (Lodge No. 100) and Khartum Shriners. He died at Gilbert Plains on 3 October 1969 and was buried in the Eldon Cemetery.


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

Marriage announcement [Thompson-Kristinson], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 July 1940, page 10.

Marriage announcement [Engagements], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 July 1941, page 8.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 October 1969, page 33.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 May 2017

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