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Memorable Manitobans: William Thomas Daniel Lathwell (1876-1932)

Educator.

Born in Ontario on 22 April 1876, son of William Thomas Lathwell (1845-1926) and Annie Kneeshaw (c1846-1922), he obtained a BA degree, became a teacher, and arrived in Manitoba by the 1890s. His career included a Principalship at Austin School (1898-1899) and teaching at North Plympton School (1899), after which he was Principal of Crystal City School (1900-1901) and Glenboro School (1903-1904).

On 2 January 1907, he married Florence Minerva Tweed (1879-1959) in the Rural Municipality of Louise. They moved to Calgary, Alberta soon thereafter and had at least six children: William George Lathwell (1907-?), George Thomas Robert Lathwell (1909-?), Charles Daniel Lathwell (1910-1978), Harry Tweed Lathwell (c1913-?), Florence Tweedie Lathwell (c1914-?), and Edward Russell Lathwell (c1920-?).

In Calgary, he was an active participant in municipal affairs, being elected to City Council (1910-?, Ward Two), and coming in third for the Mayoral contest (1916). During this time, he became a barrister and partnered with J. E. Varley in 1908, remaining in the profession into the early 1920s. In 1922, he returned to teaching, including at South Calgary High School (1922-?). By 1926, he lived at 26-24-2W5 at Springbank.

He died at DeBolt on 15 November 1932.

Sources:

1901 & 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.

1916, 1921, & 1926 Canada censuses, Library and Archives Canada.

Marriage and death [William Thomas Lathwell & Annie Lathwell] registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death indexes, Alberta Vital Statistics.

Death registration [Charles Daniel Lathwell], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

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

“City and district [Mr. J. E. Varley ...],” Lethbridge Herald, 1 October 1908, page 6.

“Election results,” Medicine Hat News, 12 December 1916, page 1.

“W. T. D. Lathwell, B.A., barrister [...],” Lethbridge Herald, 27 September 1922, page 5.

Obituary [George F. Tweed], Manitoba Free Press, 19 July 1927, page 15.

Death notice [George F. Tweed] Manitoba Free Press, 21 July 1927, page 19.

1910 Calgary Municipal Election, Wikiwand.

William Thomas Daniel Lathwell, Deep Roots & Tall Trees.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 24 August 2022

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