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Memorable Manitobans: David Smith Tod (1870-1937)


Born at London, Ontario on 2 November 1870, 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 served as Principal of Cartwright School (1902-1904), Gretna School (1904-1905), Boissevain School (1905-1907), 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 moved to Winnipeg. On 14 August 1905, he married Evangeline Alexander Clark (1875-1960) at Winnipeg. They had five children: Shirley Marguerite Tod (b 1906), Annie Tod (b 1908), James Alexander Tod (b 1910), Andrew Clark Tod (b 1912), and Kathleen Tod. He died at his Winnipeg home, 393 Thompson Drive, on 8 February 1937 and was buried in 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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 January 2014

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