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Memorable Manitobans: William John Robinson (1882-1947)


Born in Ontario in 1882, he came to Manitoba in 1902 where he served as the Principal of Crandall School (1913-1917), Elgin School (1917-1923), and the Fort Garry School District, at General Byng School (1923-1944) and General Steele School (1923-1944). He died at his Winnipeg home, 962 Calrossie Boulevard, on 26 January 1947 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery. He was survived by four children.


Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Former Fort Garry Principal dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 January 1947, page 6.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 January 1947, page 14.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 August 2021

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