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Memorable Manitobans: Henry George Mingay (1893-1963)


Born in England on 2 April 1893, son of William Septimus Mingay (1867-1938) and Jane Harrison Lawn (1860-1939), he came to Canada in 1903 and became a teacher, attaining Bachelor of Pedagogy and Master of Arts degrees. He taught at Iris School (1920-1921) and Whitemouth School (1922) before joining the Department of Education as Assistant Registrar (1922-1927) and was the successor to Andrew Moore, as both Secretary and Registrar (1927-1937). He resigned in August 1937 and moved to Ontario where later he was Regional Inspector of Indian Schools in Southern Ontario (c1955-1958). By 1921, he had married Maude Sarah Hawkins (1891-1989) and they had four children: Maude Mingay (1920-?), Donald James Mingay (1924-1944), Maude Josephine Hawkins Mingay (1924-2014, wife of Peter Ferguson Hayes Connon), and Paul William John Mingay (1928-2002). He died in Ontario on 18 August 1963 and was buried at Grace Anglican Church Cemetery at Markham.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1921 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“Record attendance marks summer school,” Manitoba Free Press, 29 July 1927, page 6.

“Society [Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Mingay],” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 April 1933, page 6.

“Andrew Moore named as School Inspector,” Manitoba Free Press, 24 September 1927, page 6.

“Prospective teachers must have health certificate,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 September 1935, page 3.

“H. G. Mingay quits post on provincial education staff,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 August 1937, page 9.

“Honor Roll,” The Manitoban, 23 May 1942, page 6.

“Gnr. D. J. Minglay killed in action in Italy,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 October 1944, page 3.

“Former Winnipegger killed in Italy,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 October 1944, page 18.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Gunner Donald James Mingay, Veterans Affairs Canada.

“Applications for teaching positions [...],” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 September 1955, page 10.

“Teachers [ad],” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 July 1957, page 18.

“Teachers [ad],” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 June 1958, page 33.

Obituary [Maude Josephine Hawkins Connon], Hoffman Funeral Home.

Grace Anglican Church Cemetery burial transcriptions [Markham, Ontario], FindAGrave.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 10 September 2021

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