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Memorable Manitobans: Otto Reginald Schultz (1886-1973)


Born near Belmont on 30 October 1886, son of Frank Albert Schultz and Margaret Maria McPhail, brother of Ivan Schultz and Stuart Duncan Schultz, he was educated at the Baldur Public School, Brandon Baptist College, and the University of Manitoba. His family came to Manitoba from Belleville, Ontario. His father worked in the painting trade in Winnipeg during the boom days of the early 1880s, afterwards taught at Mapleton School and homesteaded south of Belmont then taught school at Northfield School, one of his pupils being Nellie McClung. He taught school near Baldur then worked at the Union Bank. After graduation in 1910 he articled in law to E. E. Sharpe of Sharpe, Stacpoole & Elliott. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1921 and opened a law practice at Pilot Mound. He was solicitor for the Bank of Toronto and a Canada Bonded Attorney. He retired in 1953.

In February 1920, he married Sarah Sigvaldson. They had one daughter, Margaret Schultz (wife of G. W. Chambers). He was a member of the Canadian and Manitoba Bar Associations. Methodist. Independent. His recreations included curling and golf. He served as Mayor of Pilot Mound from 1949 to 1950 and Chairman of the local school board. (His wife also served as Chair of the school board.) In 1963 he was presented with a Golden Boy Award in recognition of meritorious service to Pilot Mound and district.

He died at Pilot Mound on 6 September 1973 and was buried in the Baldur Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

“Pilot Mound pair married 50 years” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 March 1970.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 October 2010

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