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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Irvine Graham (1903-1991)


Born in the Rural Municipality of Cornwallis on 11 January 1903, the eldest of six children of Noble Graham and Catherine Henry, he attended Millford School, Stockton School (1914-1919), and St. John’s College (Winnipeg). He received an Arts degree from the University of Manitoba (1926) then taught at rural schools. He was Principal of the Plumas School (1932-1934) and Melita School (1934-1936) while completing a music degree from the London College of Music and an MA degree in Education at the University of Chicago, graduating from the latter in 1933. He moved to Calgary (Alberta) in 1936 where he taught English and Music at the Calgary Normal School. He later worked as a Professor at the University of Calgary. A scholarship in his name was established at St. John’s College.

See also:

Historical Sites of Manitoba: Stockton School No. 354 (Stockton, RM of South Cypress)


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

“D. M. White, former Glenboro resident, laid to rest,” Glenboro Western Prairie Gazette, 6 July 1933, page 4.

“Local notes,” Glenboro Western Prairie Gazette, 3 September 1936, page 1.

“Lake Agassiz glacial theory challenged,” Brandon Sun, 13 January 1983, page 3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 December 2014

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