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Memorable Manitobans: William James Rodgers (1891-1970)


Born in the RM of Stanley on 4 March 1891, son of William James Rodgers and Maggie Campbell, he attended the Winnipeg Central Collegiate, Dauphin Normal School, and Central Normal School. He taught at Silverwood School, Sunny Slope School, and Lauder School (1915-1917) and was the Principal of Durban School (1920-1956). He and his wife had one son, William James Rodgers (m 1950, husband of Frances Alberta Plummer). He moved to Kelowna, British Columbia where he died on 3 September 1970.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

1916 Canada census, Ancestry.

The Development of Education in Swan River Valley by J. N. R. Clark, MEd thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba, 1949.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

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

Boots, Buggies & Buses: Swan Valley Schools in Quest of Education, Swan Valley School Division No. 35, circa 1998.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 January 2015

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