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Memorable Manitobans: Clarence Moore (1884-1977)

Educator, school inspector, municipal official.

Born at Lancashire, England, he came to Manitoba in 1912, beginning his teaching career in a one-room school 10 miles north of Pierson. He later taught at Tilston, Elva, and Melita. He was Principal of Alexandra School at Brandon (c1916-1922) and also Principal of the Brandon Normal School before coming to Winnipeg, where he taught for four years at St. James Collegiate before becoming Principal of Britannia School (circa 1930). He later served as a School Inspector at Emerson and Virden. After retirement in 1949, he was Mayor of Virden (1950-1951). He died at Victoria, British Columbia on 23 October 1977.


“Education department makes staff changes”, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 July 1949, page 6.

“Eight school inspectors take over new districts”, Steinbach Carillon News, 12 August 1949, page 2.

“Time out with Maurice Smith”, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 November 1977, page 52.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 January 2013

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