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Memorable Manitobans: Harry Atkinson (1882-1968)

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Born at Bramley Grange, Yorkshire, England on 19 April 1882, he emigrated to Canada where, for 18 years, he was involved with “boys’ work” at the All Peoples Mission. In June 1926, he was appointed Superintendent of the Industrial Training School at Portage la Prairie, holding the position until 1948. He was later (1959) the Principal of the Brandon Indian Residential School. While in Winnipeg, on 25 December 1915, he married Lollie Amelia Robinson (1887-1974) and they subsequently had two children, Raymond G. Atkinson and Elizabeth Atkinson. He died at Regina, Saskatchewan on 13 February 1968.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Mission young folks meet to honor leaders,” Manitoba Free Press, 26 June 1926, page 39.

“Birthdays,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 April 1966, page 17.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 February 1968, page 30.

Obituary [Lottie Amelia Atkinson], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 February 1974, page 31.

We thank Katherine Nichols and Diane Haglund for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 September 2014

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