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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Erroll Babb (1894-1962)

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Thomas Erroll Babb
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Educator.

Born in Saskatchewan on 11 February 1894, he moved at an early age to a farm in Manitoba. He taught school in rural Manitoba for several years, including at Sinclair School (1925-1929) before moving to Winnipeg in 1929. He taught for 30 years in the Winnipeg School Division, including service as Principal of Ralph Brown School (1944-1946) and John M. King School (1946-1959). He retired in 1959. An avid gardener, he was a Life Member of the Fort Garry Horticultural Society. He died at Winnipeg on 23 August 1962 and was buried in the Garry Memorial Park.

Sources:

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

“New executive appointments for city schools,” Winnipeg Tribune, 31 May 1946, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 August 1962, page 43.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 May 2021

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