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Memorable Manitobans: William Christopher Hartley (1869-1936)

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William Christopher Hartley
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Educator, school inspector.

Born at Granton, Ontario on 9 July 1869, he came to Manitoba in 1888 and taught school at several places around the province, including Carman School (1899), Stonewall School (1901-1907), and Boissevain School (1907-1911) until he was appointed a School Inspector in 1911, based at Carman. He moved to Teulon in 1920 and, five years later, to Minnedosa. He died there on 14 April 1936 and was buried in the Minnedosa Cemetery. He was succeeded as School Inspector by R. E. Beecher.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hartley School No. 878 (RM of St. Andrews)


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“William C. Hartley,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 April 1936, page 1.

“Inspector Hartley buried Saturday at Minnedosa, Man.,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 April 1936, page 3.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 February 2021

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