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Memorable Manitobans: Olafur Thordur Anderson (c1891-1958)


He attended Wesley College (1909-1913) and, in 1917, joined its teaching staff. He was appointed Dean of Arts in 1927. He was the Dean of Arts and Science at United College at the time of his death. On 2 October 1916, he married Helena Augusta Kennedy (?-1940) at Rivers. They had no children. He was killed in a car crash in the Interlake on 6 October 1958 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery. His honorary pallbearers were W. J. Lindal, P. H. T. Thorlakson, Ewart H. Morgan, Dr. J. W. Lawson, B. Scott Bateman, Douglas Chevrier, Dean L. A. Tomlinson, and A. H. Watson.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Mrs. O. T. Anderson,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 May 1940, page 4.

“United College Dean dies in car crash,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 October 1958, page 6.

“Funeral service Thursday for Dean Anderson,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 October 1958, page 10.

“Says U of W owes much to Icelanders,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 April 1973, page 6.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 October 2014

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