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Memorable Manitobans: William Alexander Ellison (c1906-1952)

Educator.

Born in Australia, he came to Canada in 1926. He was the Principal of Grandin School in the Fort Garry area of Winnipeg from 1930 to 1946, when he quit, along with the entire teaching staff of the school, over a dispute with the school board over wages. He taught briefly at the Manitoba Technical Institute, then became the Principal of Lockport School. While in Fort Garry, he was a Justice of the Peace, helped to found the Grandin Home and School Association, and was a vestryman for St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. He died suddenly at Winnipeg on 19 January 1952 and was buried in Fort Garry Cemetery.

Sources:

“School has complete new staff,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 January 1946, page 3.

“Funeral service held Monday for W. A. Ellison,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 January 1952, page 27.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 June 2013

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