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Memorable Manitobans: Robert William “Bob” Dalton (1911-1999)

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R. W. Dalton
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Educator, school inspector.

Born on a farm near Methven on 10 January 1911, son of William Dalton and Ethel Bellam, the family later moved to Minitonas where he was educated. A graduate of the University of Manitoba, he began his teaching career at Lady Hubble School, spending summers taking courses in education then returning to the family farm to help with the harvest. He later taught at Brickburn School and Winkler School, serving as Principal of Bowsman School (1940-1945) and Russell Collegiate (1945-1948) before being appointed a Manitoba School Inspector in August 1948. He served as Deputy Minister of Education and, after retirement, became involved with the Manitoba Association of School Trustees. He served on a committee of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation. He died at Winnipeg on 19 January 1999.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“R. W. Dalton and Norman Robson named Manitoba School Inspectors,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 August 1948, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 January 1999, page 33.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 June 2019

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