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Memorable Manitobans: Howard Reginald Standing (1899-1994)


Born in the Rural Municipality of Argyle on 9 November 1899, son of John Hamilton Standing (1855-1902) and Isabella Graham (1863-?), he married Anne Austin (?-?) at the Winnipeg residence of George H. Stewart, 966 Dorchester Avenue, on 12 November 1923. He taught at Woodrow School (1924-1925) and was the Principal of Sanford School (1931-1934) and Elgin School (1934-1937). He then joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division and taught at Hugh John Macdonald School (1939-1941) before enlisting for military duties during the Second World War. After his military discharge, he appears to have resettled in Vancouver, British Columbia. Later whereabouts are unknown with his death reportedly occurring in 1994.


Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Standing - Austin,” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 November 1923, page 11.

“News items of social and personal interest [Mrs. R. Howard Standing],” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 February 1940, page 4.

US Border Crossings from Canada to US, Ancestry.

Reginald Standing Family Tree, MyHeritage.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 25 February 2017

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