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Memorable Manitobans: George William Burrell (1857-1941)


Born in Ontario on 11 November 1857, he was Principal of Swan Lake School (1912-1916), Emerson School (1916-1917), and Sanford School (1920) and taught at several rural schools across the province, including Perry School (1886), Newbridge School (1903-1905), Riverton School (1921), Bluff Island School (1922-1923), High Plains School (1929-1931), Cameron School, Mary Hill School, and Cardale School. On 24 March 1917, he married English immigrant Margaret Annie Gertrude Whincup (c1898-1980) in the Rural Municipality of Thompson and they had three children: George Edward Burrell (1919-1985), Margaret Sarah Burrell (1921-?), and Charles J. Burrell (1928-2005). He died at Dominion City on 3 May 1941 and was buried in the Green Ridge Cemetery.


1901 & 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

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

Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

Obituary [Gertrude Stachowicz], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 December 1980, page 54.

Death registration [George Edward Burrell], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Charles J. Burrell], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 August 2005.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 October 2017

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