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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Shippey Lent (1895-?)

Educator.

Born at Freeport, Digby County, Nova Scotia on 9 September 1895, son of Frank Shippey Lent (1862-?) and Alice Bailey “Allie” Titus (1865-?), he became a teacher and graduated from the Provincial Normal School at Truro, Nova Scotia. He was a Principal in the Maritime provinces for three years before teaching two years in Saskatchewan. Within Manitoba, he taught in Brandon at King George School around late spring 1922, then heading home to Halifax before returning in early September as Principal of Park School (1922-1923). He next taught at Wawota, Saskatchewan (1923) after which his whereabouts are unknown.

Sources:

Birth registrations, Nova Scotia Vital Statistics.

1901 & 1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

1926 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“Further lists of promotions at public schools,” Brandon Daily Sun, 8 July 1922, page 9.

“School Principal,” Brandon Daily Sun, 6 September 1922, page 1.

“Around town,” Brandon Daily Sun, 12 July 1923, page 9.

“From The Sun - 30 years ago today,” Brandon Daily Sun, 4 September 1952, page 5.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 29 May 2021

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