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Memorable Manitobans: Robert McKay Stevenson (1882-1970)

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Robert McKay Stevenson
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Educator, school inspector.

Born in Ontario on 16 March 1882, he was educated at Queens University (Kingston) then served as Principal of the West Treherne School (c1910), Souris School (1913-1916), Dauphin Normal School (1927-1930s), Acting Principal of the Winnipeg Normal School (1939-1942), and High School Inspector (1942-?). In April 1952, he was appointed a Manitoba School Inspector. In 1908, he married Ruby Wilhelmine Nicholson (1886-1940) of Whitewood, Saskatchewan and they had a daughter, Margaret McKay Stevenson (1911-1996, wife of Donald Bryan Chalmers). He was a member of the Mentors Club. He died at Winnipeg on 24 December 1970 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Edgar House (703 Main Street North, Dauphin)


1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Birth registration [Margaret McKay Stevenson], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registration [Ruby Wilhelmine Stevenson], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Mrs. R. Stevenson dies at her home,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 September 1940, page 4.

“D. B. Moorhead new head of Normal School,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 September 1942, page 3.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 December 1970, page 29.

Obituary [Donald Bryan Chalmers], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 January 2001.

We thank Curt Belton for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 December 2020

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