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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Walter Halligan (1875-1934)


Born in Ontario on 16 July 1875, he taught at Virden School (1908) and was Principal of Roland School (1908-1910), St. James School (1910-1911), and Boissevain School (1911-1913) before heading to Saskatchewan, where he was Principal at Melfort (c1961), and taught at Rosetown (c1921) and Ceylon (c1926). By the late 1920s, he returned to Manitoba as Principal of Kelwood School (1929-1930) and in the following years retired to Winnipeg where he was a member of the Royal Astronomical Society. On 26 December 1910, he married Laura Celina Jamieson (1876-1973) at the Brandon residence of Mr. J. Zink. He died of cardiac arrest at his Winnipeg residence, Suite 49 - 326 McDermot Avenue (Dunbar Apartments), on 27 August 1934 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1916, 1921, & 1926 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

Death registrations [Laura Celina Halligan], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Halligan - Jamieson,” Brandon Weekly Sun, 29 December 1910, page 2.

“Boissevain newslets,” Manitoba Free Press, 1 July 1911, page 40.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 28 August 1934, page 2.

“Thomas W. Halligan dies of heart attack while seeking help,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 August 1934, page 7.

“T. W. Halligan dies suddenly,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 August 1934, page 16.

“Royal Astronomical Society enjoys slides at opening,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 October 1934, page 4.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 18 October 2020

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