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Memorable Manitobans: Clarence Church Stewart (1871-1950)

Educator.

Born at Ashton, Ontario on 30 November 1871, he came to Manitoba in the 1890s and taught school at Elkhorn (1895), Hartney (1899-1900) and Emerson (1903-1905). In 1906, he moved to Winnipeg to become Principal of Pinkham School, later serving as Principal of Cecil Rhodes School (1918-1927) and Lord Selkirk School (1927-1938). He retired in 1938.

On 17 April 1895, he married Alma Harriet Alcock (1874-1956) at Winnipeg. They had four sons: Garnet Kelvin Stewart (1897-1918), John Ronald Stewart (b 1903), Alexander Kennedy Stewart (b 1905), and James Clarence Stewart (b 1913). He was a member of Westminster United Church, Schoolmasters’ Association (President), IOOF, and the Masons (Prince Rupert Lodge).

He retired to Vancouver, British Columbia where he died on 6 October 1950.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

1916 Canada census, Ancestry.

“Former principal Clarence Stewart dies in Vancouver”, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 October 1950, page 11.

Death registration [A. H. Stewart], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce, Winnipeg School Division, Education Resource Centre.

Steel and Grass Roots, 1882-1982: History of Elkhorn by Elkhorn and District Historical Society, 1982, pages 73.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 January 2013

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