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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur John Charles Starr (1907-1966)


Born at Morris on 22 November 1907, son of Elizabeth Gies, he taught for 38 years, at Langruth School (?-?), Niverville School (?-?), Amaranth School (Principal, 1933-1937), and Vermette School (Principal, 1937-1939) before moving to Winnipeg where he taught at Aberdeen School (1940-1950), St. John’s High School (1950-1951), and Technical Vocational High School (1951-1952, Vice-Principal 1952-1966) until his death. He was President of the Alumni Association for the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba, where he received an MEd degree, and served on several committees of the Manitoba Teachers Society. On 19 March 1933, he married Marjorie Spencer Scotney at St. Boniface. They had two daughters. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 4 May 1966 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 May 1966, page 10.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 July 2020

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