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Memorable Manitobans: Washburn Van Dusen (1869-?)

Educator, school inspector.

Born in Ontario on 13 June 1869, son of Owen Van Dusen and Mary Washburn, he taught at Emmeline School (1900) and was the Principal of Clearwater School (1901-1902), Elm Creek School (1904-1905), and Hamiota School (1907-1913). In 1913, he was appointed a Manitoba School Inspector, based at Stonewall. He served until 1919 after which he appears to have returned to Ontario. On 20 November 1905, he married Minnie Sophia Radcliffe in the RM of Brenda. They had two children: Mary Ellen Van Dusen (b 1909) and George Van Dusen (b 1913).


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

“New officials,” Manitoba Free Press, 7 June 1913, page 20.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 August 2017

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