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Memorable Manitobans: Andrew Earnest Slater (1861-1939)

Teacher, postmaster.

Born at Dumfries, Ontario on 21 March 1861, son of Andrew Slater and Jennett Common, he taught school then, from 1886 to 1889, studied law at Guelph, Ontario. In 1888, he graduated from Trinity University of Toronto and, the following year, he came to Manitoba and settled at Napinka where he taught school for two years at Brenda School No. 171. He then farmed, sold lumber, and served as Principal of the Napinka School for four years. In March 1901 he was appointed postmaster at Napinka and, in 1909, served as Mayor of Napinka.

On 5 December 1894, he married Annie Oxley of Melita, Manitoba. They had seven children: Arthur Leo Slater (b 1896), Mary Lynette Slater (b 1898), Jennett Ethel Slater (b 1900), Richard Lorne Slater (b 1901), Agnes Gertrude Slater (b 1904), Lloyd C. Slater (b 1906), and Grace Olive Slater (b 1908). He was a member of the COF.

He died at Napinka on 31 January 1939.

Sources:

Birth, marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Bridging Brenda: The History of Brenda Municipality and Area, Volume 2 by Brenda History Committee, 1990, page 1109.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 June 2010

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