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Memorable Manitobans: Francis Kethel “Frank” Coleridge (1865-1944)

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Frank Kethel Coleridge
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Born at Egremont, Ontario in June 1865, he moved to Manitoba and was Principal of Selkirk School (1891-1892) before returning to Ontario. He later came back to Manitoba and was the Principal at Cypress River School (1907-1909), Rathwell School (1909-1910), Grandview School (1915-1917), Alexander School (1919-1920), Winnipegosis School (1920-1921), Starbuck School (1923-1924), Minitonas School (1926-1927), and Bethany School (1927-1928). He moved to Saskatchewan in 1928 and taught at Maple Creek and Star City until retirement in 1938. On 24 August 1898, he married Emily Maria Penfold (1865-1965) at Guelph, Ontario. They had three children: Francis Daniel Coleridge (1900-1974), Winsome M. Coleridge (1903-1956) and Fannie Elizabeth Grace Coleridge (1904-1948, wife of ? Peters). By 1938, he was living in retirement at Nut Mountain, Saskatchewan. He died in Saskatchewan in 1944 and was buried in the Nut Mountain Cemetery.


Ontario marriage registration, Ancestry.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

1916 Canada census, Ancestry.

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

1938 Canada voters list, Ancestry.

We thank Donna Berg for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 March 2020

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