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Memorable Manitobans: Christopher Stow (1873-1933)

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Christopher Stow
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Educator.

Born at Canterbury, England on 24 March 1873, he taught in a school at London for 27 years. In 1923, he and his family immigrated to Canada to join his son Thomas James “Jimmie” Stow who had arrived following the First World War. He was the Principal at Myrtle School (1923-1924), Bethany School (1924-1927), and Graysville School (1927-1930), retiring after the death of his wife Mary Agnes Watson (1872-1929). He was known for his trumpet and cornet playing, and his interest in horticulture. He died at Carman on 28 August 1933 and was buried in the Riverside Cemetery near Graysville.

Sources:

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

Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Teacher dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 August 1933, page 4.

The Rural Municipality of Dufferin 1880-1980 by Council of the Rural Municipality of Dufferin, c1982, pages 754-755. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.D83 Rur]

We thank Laura Matychuk for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 February 2015

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