Memorable Manitobans: Allan Redvers Mitchell (1900-1975)
Born at Birtle on 24 December 1900, son of William Mitchell (1870-1958) and Isabella Craid Hay (1876-1948), he attended Birtle School and Foxwarren School and received a teaching certificate from the Central Normal School. He taught at Nyland School (1923) prior to becoming Principal of Fleming School (1929-1938) in the Brandon School District.
While in Brandon, he married Mary Alberta Harrup (1906-1992) at St. Matthew’s Anglican Cathedral on 27 December 1933. He had a daughter and a son. He moved to Winnipeg and changed careers, working as a salesman for Tremco Manufacturing, before relocating to Edmonton, Alberta (1969-1973), then to White Rock, British Columbia where he worked as a building maintenance supply salesman.
He died at White Rock on 14 April 1975.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 & 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.
1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.
Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.
“Mitchell - Harrup,” Brandon Daily Sun, 28 December 1933, page 5.
Obituary [George William Harrup], Winnipeg Tribune, 11 February 1964, page 21.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 April 1975, page 50.
Obituary [Mary Alberta Mitchell], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 July 1992, page 16.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 13 August 2021