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Memorable Manitobans: Eugene Charles Davis (1888-1969)


Born at Oxford, Ontario on 25 may 1888, son of Reverend George Berkeley Davis (1848-1918) and Lydia Asenath Harris (1852-1924), he graduated (BA, honours) from the University of Toronto, earned a first-class teaching certificate, and began teaching around 1907. He came to Manitoba in August 1910 and was the Principal of Stonewall School (1910-1913), during which he also obtained a MA degree from the University of Manitoba (1913). He later moved further west, teaching in Edmonton by 1916. In 1926, he moved to the United States, continuing his career at Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He died at Banff, Alberta on 16 August 1969.


“Local happenings [The vacancy in the Principalship ...],” Stonewall Argus, 10 August 1910, page 8.

“Stonewall teachers satisfied,” Manitoba Free Press, 3 August 1912, page 8.

“Degrees obtained in varsity exams,” Manitoba Free Press, 16 May 1913, page 3.

“Stonewall honors victorious curlers,” Manitoba Free Press, 14 April 1913, page 7.

Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

Harvey family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 1 January 2019

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