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Memorable Manitobans: William George “Bill” Bolton (1908-1989)


Born at Cartwright on 3 October 1908, son of Henry Bolton and Rose Maud Duncalfe, brother of R. O. P. Bolton, he attended Neelin School, Manitou Normal School (1926), and Wesley College (1930). He then embarked on a 45-year teaching career, including service successively at Napinka School, North Derby School, Opawaka School (1930), Cartwright School, Brickburn School, and Birchview School (1942-1971), where he was Principal (1956-1971). He retired in 1971 and moved to Minnedosa and later to Brandon. He and wife Lottie had two children, Alan Bolton and Margaret Bolton. He was a member of the St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Oddfellows Lodge, and Red Cross Safety Society. He died at Brandon on 12 November 1989 and was buried in the Neelin Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

I Remember: Lights Along the Valley and Huntly by Caroline Cumming, 1970.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 November 1989, page 59.

Miami & R. M. of Thompson Chronicles by Thompson History Book Committee, c1998. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.M50Mia]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 April 2015

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