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Memorable Manitobans: William Ambrose Evans (c1884-1954)

Educator.

Born in North Wales around 1884, he arrived in Canada in 1907 and worked as a delivery clerk at Winnipeg while completing his education. After receiving a third class teaching certificate at the Central Normal School, he embarked on a career as a teacher, serving as the Principal of Kemnay School (1917-1921), Lenore School (1921-1923), and Harding School (1923-1949). He retired to Brandon. On 28 December 1910, he married Margaret Roberts (c1884-1958) at Winnipeg. They had three children. He died at Brandon in early 1954.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

“Legal notice,” Brandon Daily Sun, 24 April 1954, page 15.

Home to Harding: 1879-1981 by Harding History Committee, 1981. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.H36 Hom]

Obituary [William Gareth Evans], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 November 2002, page 52.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2015

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