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Memorable Manitobans: Winfred Elmore Marsh (1872-1932)

Educator.

Born in Ontario on 9 May 1872, he taught school in Ontario before coming to Manitoba where he served successively as the Principal of Ninga School (1907-1908), Miami School (1909-1910), Roland School (1910-1914), Belmont School (1915-1919), Sperling School (1919-1920), and MacGregor School (1920-1931). In July 1918, he organized a meeting that resulted in the establishment of the Manitoba Teachers’ Federation. He was married twice, first to Bertha McColl (1879-1913) with whom he had three children: Gerald Lloyd Marsh (1906-1983), Eileen Ella Marsh (1908-1966), and Edna Pearl Marsh (b 1911). On 20 December 1919, he married Mary Maud Dykes (?-1960). He died at MacGregor on 15 May 1932 and was buried in the MacGregor Cemetery.

Sources:

Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Through Fields and Dreams: A History of the R.M. of North Norfolk and MacGregor by the History Book Committee, 1998.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 January 2019

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