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Memorable Manitobans: Samuel Alfred Wright (1900-1966)


Born at Glasgow, Scotland in January 1911, son of Rev. Samuel C. Wright and Elizabeth M. Wright, he came to Canada with his family in 1908 and lived in northwestern Ontario. He was educated at the University of Manitoba then began a teaching career at Ste. Rose du Lac School. He was Principal of Sinclair School (1929-1931), Selkirk School (1932-1947), Souris School (1947-1951), Goose Lake School (1951-1954), and Grandview School (1955-1956). On 25 July 1934, he married Viola Catherine Mark at Souris, Manitoba. They had a son, Douglas Wright. He died at Souris, Manitoba on 21 June 1966 and was buried in the Glenwood Cemetery.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

“Wright-Mark,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 July 1934, page 8.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 June 1966, page 13.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 May 2013

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