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Memorable Manitobans: Edgar Kenny Marshall (c1876-1956)

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Edgar Kenny Marshall
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Educator.

Born in Scotland around 1876, he came to Manitoba in the 1890s and taught at Arbroath School (?-?), South Rossendale School (?-?), Fairmount School (?-?), Sidney School (1901-1905), Elmwood School (1924-1925), and Portage Collegiate Institute (?-?). In July 1918, he attended the founding meeting of the Manitoba Teachers’ Federation, which he later served as President (1921-1922), General Secretary (1922-1945), and Bulletin Editor. He was a member of the advisory board for the Manitoba Department of Education, and was a member of Manitoba Educational Association (President, 1924-1925), Canadian Teachers’ Federation, St. Andrew’s Society, and Rotary Club, and was an elder of Westminster United Church. He died at Winnipeg on 22 December 1956 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

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

“E. K. Marshall dies, was active in educational field,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 December 1956, page 22.

The History of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society by Haraldur Victor Vidal, MA thesis, University of Manitoba, 1958.

Rossendale Through the Years, 1982. [Copy at Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.R685Ros]

We thank Mireille Theriault (Manitoba Teachers’ Society) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 May 2020

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