Memorable Manitobans: Weston Sweet (1899-1994)
Born in the RM of Louise on 2 December 1899, son of Henry Charles Sweet (1881-1955) and Hannah Conger Mooney (?-?), he taught at Hamiota School (?-?), and Islay School (1920-1923) prior to serving as the Principal of North Springfield School (1925), Justice School (1926-1927), McConnell School (1927-1930), Alexander School (1932-1935), and Gunton School (1959-1960). He then joined the Winnipeg School Division and taught at Aberdeen School (1960-1964). On 28 June 1928, he married Margaret Eason Elliott (1902-1933) at Arrow River. They had a daughter. On 2 January 1953, he married Annie Eleanor Reid of Winnipeg but they divorced in March 1969. He moved to British Columbia and died at Burnaby on 18 August 1994 with burial there.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“Mrs. Weston Sweet buried at Arrow River, Sunday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 August 1933, page 4.
“Chalmers scene of Sweet - Reid bridal ceremony,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 January 1953, page 12.
“Divorces declared absolute,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 March 1969, page 6.
Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 19 November 2017
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