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Memorable Manitobans: Otto Brown Cossitt (c1876-1964)


Born at Truro, Nova Scotia around 1876, he taught school there before moving to Manitoba. He was Principal of Cypress River School (1913-1914), Rossburn School (1916-1917, 1918-1923), and Morris School (1923-1945). In June 1945, he retired and returned to Nova Scotia. He died at Kenora, Ontario on 18 April 1964 and was buried in the Morris Cemetery.


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

“Principal at Morris goes to Nova Scotia,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 July 1945, page 8.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 April 1964, page 26.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 July 2015

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