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Memorable Manitobans: Walter Fahrig (1889-1937)


Born at Wattenwyl, Ontario on 8 December 1889, son of Frederick Fahrig, during the First World War he served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps then attended the University of Manitoba, graduating in 1925. He was the Principal of Griswold School (1928-1929), Arden School (1929-1936), and Tilston School (1936-1937). He died suddenly at Tilston on 24 August 1937 and was buried in the Tilston Cemetery. He was survived by a widow and four children.


Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

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

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Manitoba Free Press, 28 August 1937, page 13.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 January 2016

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