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Memorable Manitobans: William Lineham Logan (1898-1987)


Born at Minnedosa on 2 January 1898, son of Thomas Logan and Ellen Lineham, in 1916 he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served overseas during the First World War. Returning from military duty, he taught school in rural Manitoba for many years, including service as the Principal of Bethany School (1921-1922), Decker School (1931-1933), and Oak Bluff School (1940-1941). He worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs from 1941 until retirement in 1963, after which he did substitute teaching in Winnipeg schools. He was a founding member of the Winnipeg Ostomy Association and was a Mason (Norwood Lodge No. 119). He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 16 July 1987 and was survived by a widow and two daughters.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 July 1987, page 62.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Blaine Little.

Page revised: 16 May 2017

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