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Memorable Manitobans: William John “Bill” Wallace (1900-1988)


Born on a farm near Gilbert Plains on 13 February 1900, son of John Wallace and Wilhelmina Burman, he later lived at Grandview. His teaching career began with terms at Wilford School No. 1178 and Wilson River School No. 688, then at Oak Hummock School No. 256 and Souris School No. 285. Coming to what would later become the St. James suburb of Winnipeg, he served as the Principal of Woodhaven School (1928-1930), Assiniboine School (1930-1936), and Linwood School (1936-1965), retiring in June 1965 with 46 years of teaching experience. He was a member of the St. James Kiwanis Club, Deer Lodge Curling Club, Assiniboine Golf Club, and Manitoba Educational Association. He died at Winnipeg on 23 March 1988.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Three honored at dinner arranged by the staff of Assiniboine School,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 July 1936, page 4.

“Five St. James teachers retire,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 June 1965, page 56.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 March 1988, page 50.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 May 2020

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