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Memorable Manitobans: William Gladstone Oliver (1890-1968)

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William Gladstone Oliver
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Educator.

Born at Staff, Ontario on 4 January 1890, he was educated at Seaforth Collegiate, Queen’s University, and the University of Manitoba. In 1916, he was teaching school at Swift Current, Saskatchewan when he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, serving in England and Belgium, and being decorated with the Military Cross. After his military service, he returned to Winnipeg where he spent the remainder of his teaching career. He taught at Wellington School (Principal, 1921-1924), Isaac Brock School (1938-1947), and Daniel McIntyre Collegiate (1924-1938, 1947-1953). After retirement in 1953, he was an instructor at the Manitoba Teachers College for five years. He was President of the Manitoba Teachers Federation (1933-1934) and the Winnipeg Teachers Association. He died at Winnipeg on 6 February 1968 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 February 1968, page 35.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 October 2020

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