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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Raymond Slawson (1900-1933)


Born at Princeton, Ontario on 25 March 1900, he came to Manitoba with his mother in 1907 and settled in the vicinity of Gilbert Plains. During the First World War, he served with the Navy then returned to Manitoba, completed his education, and began a teaching career. He was Principal of Basswood School (1923-1925) and Rutherglen School (1925-1926) before moving to Virden in 1927 where, on 27 July 1927, he married Charlotte Elizabeth Clarke (1902-1983). They had two sons: Charles Murray Slawson and Alden Irving Slawson. While living in Virden, he was an agent for the Sun Life Assurance Company and was active in community affairs. In 1932, he accepted an appointment as Principal of Oakner School, serving there until his death. He died at Virden on 11 August 1933 and was buried in the Virden Cemetery.


Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Chas. R. Slawson, prominent Virden resident, buried,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 August 1933, page 3.

Obituary [Charlotte Elizabeth Haight], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 October 1983, page 74.

Obituary [Charles Murray Slawson], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 November 2003, page A25.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 August 2018

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