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Memorable Manitobans: George Albert Sproule (1872-1936)


Born on 12 January 1872, he was Principal of Rapid City School (1901-1905). He was later a Professor of English at the Manitoba Agricultural College. He also served as Superintendent of the Sunday School at Westminster United Church. He died at his Winnipeg home, 202 Ash Street, on 4 November 1936 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.


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

“Many attend funeral Prof. G. A. Sproule,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 November 1936, page 5.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 December 2013

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