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Memorable Manitobans: Horace A. Stokes (1863-1944)


Born at Lebanon, Ohio, he was educated at the Ohio Wesleyan College and took a postgraduate course at Harvard University. He taught school in Ohio, Ontario, and Weyburn, Saskatchewan before coming to Manitoba in 1906. He was Principal of Selkirk School (1907-1922) and Oakwood School (1926-1933). In 1937, he was given an honorary life membership in the Manitoba Educational Association. He and wife Mary Clengan had one son, Albert James Stokes (b 1911). He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 15 December 1944 and was buried in the Mapleton Cemetery.


Birth registration [Albert James Stokes], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1916 Canada census, Ancestry.

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

“Pincock to head educators,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 April 1937, page 7.

“Horace A. Stokes, 81, educationist, succumbs,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 December 1944, page 4.

“H. A. Stokes dies at 81,” Winnipeg Tribune , 16 December 1944, page 2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 January 2014

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