Memorable Manitobans: Allan B. Fallis (1873-1948)
Born at Palmerston, Ontario on 4 November 1873, he came to Manitoba in 1893 and began teaching in St. Andrews, and later at Dempsey School (1896-1898). He moved to Dauphin in 1900 to take the position of school principal and in 1905 he became the first School Inspector at Neepawa. In 1921 he was transferred to Portage la Prairie where he retired in 1939. He was President of the Manitoba Educational Association (1934-1935).
On 25 December 1907, he married teacher Minnie Russell Sutherland (c1887-1961, who had taught at Hamilton School) at Dauphin. They had three children: William David Fallis, Isabella Margaret Fallis (1913-1999, wife of Victor Snelgrove Dotten), and Allan Harry Fallis (1922-?). He died at Winnipeg on 12 January 1948 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.
Marriage registration [Allan B. Fallis, Minnie Russell Sutherland], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Birth registrations [William David Fallis, Isabella Margaret Fallis, Allan Harry Fallis], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 and 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.
Marriage registration [Isabella Margaret Fallis, Victor Snelgrove Dotten], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Death registration [Allan Fallis], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Former School Inspector dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 January 1948. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 3]
“A. B. Fallis dies Monday,” Portage la Prairie Leader, 15 January 1948, page 1.
“Allan B. Fallis,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 January 1948, page 25.
Obituary [Minnie Russell Fallis], Winnipeg Tribune, 10 April 1961, page 74.
The History of the Manitoba Educational Association by Ernest Butterworth, MEd thesis, Faculty of Graduate Study and Research, University of Manitoba, 1965.
Between Mountain and Lake: A History of Ochre River Rural Municipality, 1885-1970 by Ochre River Women’s Institute History Committee, Neepawa: The Neepawa Press, 1970, page 31.
Obituary [Isabella Margaret Dotten], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 March 1999, page 53.
This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 9 February 2023