Memorable Manitobans: Harry Rodrick Low (1891-1952)
Born at Winnipeg on 22 April 1891, eldest child of Edward William Low (1858-1946) and Ettie Grace Foster (1865-1948), brother of Edward Cedric Low, he was working as a survey clerk at the time of his enlistment, in 1916, in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He later attended the University of Glasgow.
From 1935 to 1939, he was an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. He became Superintendent of Education for the Province of Manitoba in September 1939, taking a leave of absence in January 1941 to enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was later a Freight Solicitor for the Canadian National Railways.
On 26 June 1920, he married Loie Agnes Simpson (c1889-1973) at Winnipeg. They had no children. He served as President of the Fort Garry Curling Club (1932-1933).
He died at Winnipeg on 13 February 1952 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.
Death registration [Edward William Low], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“Funeral service set for Harry R. Low,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 February 1952, page 13.
Obituary [Loie Agnes Low], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 April 1973, page 41.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 8 May 2022