Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Foster Brown (1900-1996)
Born on a farm in the Rural Municipality of Lansdowne on 5 December 1900, the son of Frederick Spenlove Brown (1868-?) and Mary Frances Watson (1862-?), he was educated at Florence School, Plumas High School, and the University of Manitoba. He taught at Prince Albert, Vanguard, and Robsart in Saskatchewan before moving to Kildonan and teaching at McIvor School (1926-1928).
In 1931, he joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division and taught at Isaac Newton School (1932-1933), Lord Roberts School (1933-1939), and Lord Nelson School (?-?). He later served as Principal of Margaret Scott School (1947-1952), Strathcona School (1952-1954), and Sargent Park School (1954-1966). He served on various committees of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society and was President of the Winnipeg local. He retired in 1966.
In 1934, he married fellow teacher Winnifred Margaret Lamont (1901-1976), daughter of Thomas Jasper Lamont. They had no children. He was President of the Mentors Club, an executive member of the Winnipeg Fish and Game Association, a founding member of the East Kildonan Horticultural Society (1966), and a member of the Gordon-King Memorial United Church. He organized the Fort Rouge Juvenile Hockey Club.
He died at the Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg on 3 February 1996 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“Five more depart,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 April 1966, page 27.
“Sargent H & S honors Mr. Brown,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 May 1966.
Obituary [Winnifred Margaret Brown], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 September 1976, page 55.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 February 1996, page C6.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 15 October 2022