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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Sheridan Atkinson (1901-1965)

Physician.

Born at Deloraine on 6 January 1901, son of Arthur Henry Atkinson and Rose Harvey, in 1928 he graduated with a medical degree from the University of Manitoba. He was Superintendent of the Manitoba School for Mentally Defective Persons at Portage la Prairie from its inception in 1933 to the time of his death. He was given a Manitoba Golden Boy Award in 1961. He died at Winnipeg on 18 October 1965 as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident north of Portage la Prairie.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Eleven Manitobans and radio-TV station to be honored,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 June 1961.

“Atkinson dies of injuries,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 October 1965, page 12.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 June 2016

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