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Memorable Manitobans: Richard A. Fines (1871-1966)


Born in Dufferin County, Ontario in 1871, son of Norris Fines, he came to Manitoba with his family in 1874. He taught school, including service as the Principal of Stony Mountain School (1899-1901), Darlingford School (1913-1919), Balmoral School (1919-1922), and Baldur School (1922-1937). In 1937, he retired and moved to Winnipeg. On 12 November 1902, he married Mabel Adella Willcott (1882-1931) in the RM of Rockwood. They had nine children: Elmer Russell Fines (1903-?), Clarence Fines (?-?), Ethel Irene Fines (1907-?, wife of H. Heald), Aleta Ruth Fines (1910-?, wife of D. Stephen), Gordon Richard Fines, Harvey Norris Stephen Fines (1914-?), Cecil Clayton Fines (1916-?), Bernice Fines (?-?, wife of C. McIvor), and Dorothy Fines (?-?, wife of A. Chester). He died at his Winnipeg home, 21 Roslyn Road, on 24 January 1966 and was buried in Victoria Cemetery at Balmoral.


Birth, marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada Census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 January 1966, page 27.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 June 2013

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