Memorable Manitobans: Robinson Erle Hamilton (1892-1965)
Born at Neepawa on 13 August 1892, son of James Albert Hamilton (1861-1934) and Catherine “Cate” McIntyre (1868-?), he worked as a motor driver prior to enlisting for military duties in January 1917. He married before returning from overseas, and with his wife Eleanor (c1899-?) had a son Frederick James Hamilton (c1920-?). He returned alone from First World War, with his family immigrating in 1921. He attended teacher training then began teaching at Dauphin by 1921. He later taught at Wingham School (1948-1949) before moving to Winnipeg. On 6 May 1950, he married Marie Elizabeth Aitken (?-?) at the Holy Trinity Church. His was the Principal of King George V School (1950-1958) after which he retired in February 1958. He died at Burnaby, British Columbia in April 1965.
Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 & 1911 Canada censes, Library and Archives Canada.
1921 Canada census, Ancestry.
Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.
“Results of Summer School examinations are issued [First Class Professional A],” Manitoba Free Press, 20 August 1926, page 18.
“Hamilton - Aitken vows exchanged at Holy Trinity," Winnipeg Free Press, 9 May 1950, page 12.
[Photo caption; Pupils at George V School...], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 February 1958, page 11.
“Deaths,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 April 1965, page 10.
Port Alberni Supreme Court estate file GR-3008.976, Robinson Erle Hamilton, Royal British Columbia Museum.
Canadian Voter Lists, Ancestry.
Canada Ocean Arrivals, Ancestry.
Canadian Passenger Lists, Ancestry.
We thank Gordon Goldsborough for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 1 December 2022