Memorable Manitobans: Bernard Murray “Barney” Grafton (1909-1995)
Educator, school inspector.
Born in the RM of Saskatchewan on 22 December 1909, son of Bernard Grafton (1882-?) and Betsy Henderson Mooney (1884-?), he was the Principal of Rugby High School (1941-1942) and Linwood School (1942). During the Second World War, he served as a navigator with the Royal Canadian Air Force. In 1947, he was appointed Manitoba Inspector of Special Schools, serving until 1958, and being responsible for the development of schools in northern Manitoba and the operation of Hutterite schools. He died at Winnipeg on 26 December 1995.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 December 1995, page 35.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 10 September 2021