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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas William Ebbern (1879-1970)


Born at Sheffield, England on 5 January 1879, he emigrated to Canada in 1889 and resided near Binscarth. He taught at Silver Creek School and Dunstan School, and later served as Principal of Sinclair School (1921-1925), Alexander School (1925-1929), Cypress River School (1929-1933), Hartney School (1933-1937), Gunton School (1937-1938), and Stonewall School (1939-1940). He moved to Winnipeg in 1942 and continued working as a teacher, later returning to rural Manitoba as the Principal of Carroll School (1954-1955). On 2 August 1911, he married Lucy Jane Troop (1889-1967) at Portage la Prairie. They had five children: Evelyn Ebbern (wife of J. Jonasson), Muriel Ebbern (wife of G. Collins), Gwendolyn Ebbern (who died in childhood), Mildred Ebbern (wife of R. Hatch), and Keith Ebbern (1926-2014). He died at Winnipeg on 4 April 1970 and was buried in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.


1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

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

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Lucy Jane Ebbern], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 October 1967, page 35.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 April 1970, page 25.

The Fox’s Tale: The History of Foxwarren and the Consolidated School District #525 by Foxwarren and District History Book Committee, 1989, page 51.

Obituary [Keith Raymond Ebern], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 June 2014.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 November 2014

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