Memorable Manitobans: Thomas George Minshull (1905-1984)
Born at Winnipeg on 20 September 1905, son of John A. Minshull (1880-1971) and Isabella Walker (1880-1958), he began his teaching career in rural schools, including five years at Clandeboye School. He then attended the University of Manitoba and received a BEd degree, after which he taught in Winnipeg schools for 30 years, serving as a teacher (1946-1950) at Earl Grey School (1939-1940) and Gordon Bell High School (1950-1952) and Vice-Principal of Lord Roberts School (1952-1954), Principal of David Livingstone School (1954-1956), William Whyte School (1956-1961), and King Edward School (1961-1970). From 1940 to 1946, he served with the Army Service Corps at Camp Borden and Long Branch. He was a life member of the Winnipeg Revolver and Pistol Club. He died unmarried at Winnipeg on 9 May 1984 and was buried in the St. James Cemetery.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 May 1984, page 38.
We thank Gail Singleton and Bobbi Jo Pancierra for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 20 October 2018
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