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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Bailey (1885-?)


Born in England in July 1885, he married Rosalie Cocker (1880-?) before immigrating to Canada in 1910. The couple had one son, Robert Christopher “Bob” Bailey (1912-1983) and, as of 1911, were living at 231 Tache in St. Boniface. He worked as an office worker then took teacher training. In 1916, he took up residence in the Rural Municipality of Brokenhead and taught locally before becoming Principal of Beausejour School (1917-1920). Returning to Winnipeg, he joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division, teaching at General Wolfe School (1920-1921) after which he was Principal at Margaret Scott School (1921-1931). He later taught at St. John’s High School. His whereabouts after 1950, when he and his wife were living at 445 Church Avenue in Winnipeg, are as yet unknown.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

“817 teachers are appointed for new school term,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 August 1921, page 1.

“Engagements [Bailey - White],” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 June 1937, page 13.

“Bailey-White bridal,” Winnipeg Tribune, 13 July 1937, page 6.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

Obituary [Robert Christopher Bailey], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 1983, page 38.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 7 May 2015

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