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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur George Stanley Williams (1909-1981)

Educator.

Born at Winnipeg on 28 August 1909, son of Walter J. Williams and Minnie Maxwell, he worked as a teacher at Lord Selkirk School (1944-1953) and Gordon Bell High School (1956-1959), and served as the Vice-Principal of King Edward School (1959-1962) and Gordon Bell High School (1968-1969), and Principal of Polson School (1940-1942) and Hugh John Macdonald School (1969-1972). He was President of the Manitoba Federation of Home and School Associations (1945-1946). He retired in 1972. On 30 September 1933, he married Mona Elizabeth Agnes Grout (c1907-1984) at Winnipeg and they had a daughter and a son. He retired to Victoria, British Columbia where he died on 23 October 1981.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 October 1981, page 55.

Obituary [Mona E. A. Williams], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 June 1984, page 43.

We thank Margaret Mitchell for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 July 2019

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