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Memorable Manitobans: Chester Lordly Fultz (1875-1949)


Born at Woburn, Massachusetts on 8 November 1875, son of John Conly Fultz (1832-1921) and Margaret Grey Lordly (1833-1909), he came to Canada in 1882 and taught school at Halifax, Nova Scotia. By 1921, he moved to Winnipeg and was a manual training teacher for the Winnipeg School District. He taught at Aberdeen School (1921-1924) and was Principal of Wellington School (1924-1926) and Pinkham School (1926-1928) before returning to the classroom at Aberdeen School (1928-1935), after which he retired. On 2 February 1907, he married Desdemona Millicent McLeod (1880-1936) at Gladstone. They had no children and, after his wife’s death, he moved to British Columbia where he married Grace Selina Bagshaw (1898-1951). He died at Vancouver General Hospital on 2 April 1949 and was buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery at Burnaby.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

1921 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Aberdeen School closes three-day display of work,” Manitoba Free Press, 22 June 1922, page 6.

Obituary [Desdemona Fultz], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 November 1936, page 20.

“Icelandic pupils backbone of Wellington School” by Claire Tisdale, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 February 1949.

Winnipeg estate files (ATG 0025A), #40186 - Chester L. Fultz, GR4896, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 October 2020

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