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Memorable Manitobans: Harold Ludlow Albright (1888-1955)

Educator, school inspector.

Born at Keswick Ridge, New Brunswick on 5 September 1888, he received his education at Keswick Ridge Superior School and the New Brunswick Normal School at Fredericton, graduating from the latter in 1910. He came to Manitoba in 1911 and served as a Principal at Kelwood School (1911-1913), Emerson School (1913-1915), Cypress River School (1915-1918), Manitou School (1918-1925), and Hamiota School (1925-1927).

In 1927, he was appointed Supervisor of the Miniota Municipal District and, two years later, became a School Inspector at Dauphin. While there, he earned a BA degree from the University of Manitoba. In 1937, he was transferred to Emerson where he remained until retirement in February 1952. He served as President of the School Inspectors’ Association in 1943.

On 30 December 1914, he married Stella McRae. They had three sons and a daughter: Bernice Albright, William Albright, Gordon Albright, and Dana Albright.

He died at Winnipeg on 25 February 1955 and was buried in Emerson Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

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

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Former Inspector, H. L. Albright, dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 February 1955, page 21.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 March 2013

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