Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 143 years

Memorable Manitobans: David Smith Tod (1870-1937)


Born at London, Ontario on 2 November 1870, brother of James Tod, he came to Winnipeg as a youth and attended the University of Manitoba, where he received an MA degree in 1902. He taught at several locations in rural Manitoba, including Tarbolton School (?-?), and he served as Principal of Cartwright School (1902-1904), Gretna School (1904-1905), Boissevain School (1906-1907), Holmfield School (1907-1913), Russell School (1914-1915), Ochre River School (1920-1924), Wellwood School (1924-1926), and McCreary School (1926-1931). He retired around 1936 and returned to Winnipeg.

On 14 August 1905, he married Evangeline Alexander Clark (1875-1960) at Winnipeg. They had five children: Shirley Marguerite Tod (1906-?), Annie Tod (1908-?), James Alexander Tod (1910-?), Andrew Clark Tod (1912-?), and Kathleen Tod (?-?).

He died at his Winnipeg home, 393 Thompson Drive, on 8 February 1937 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.


1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Birth, marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

“D. Tod, educationist, dies on Monday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 February 1937, page 16.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 February 1937, page 16.

“Funeral rites held for David S. Tod,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 February 1937, page 10.

Obituary [Eva Tod], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 May 1960, page 30.

Bradwardine and District: A Century and More, 1880-2003 by Bradwardine History Book Committee, 2003.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 November 2021

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. We acknowledge that the collection contains both reputable and disreputable people. All are worth remembering as a lesson to future generations.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z

Send corrections and additions to this page
to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban | Firsts | Acknowledgements

Help us keep
history alive!

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations

© 1998-2022 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.