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Memorable Manitobans: Emerson Goldwin Christilaw (1904-1978)


Born in the RM of Westbourne on 4 March 1904, son of John Albert Christilaw and Mary Haney, he attended the Central Normal School (1923) at Winnipeg. He taught at King George School (1931-1932), David Livingstone School (1932-1933), Park School (1934-1936), and Central School (1936-1938) then served as the Principal of Fleming School (1938-1941). On 12 August 1931, he married Rietta Christina Taylor at East St. Paul.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Treherne paragraphs,” Manitoba Free Press, 26 December 1923, page 6.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 April 2015

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