Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Edward Hearn (1871-1937)
Born at London, England in 1871, he taught at Brandon and received a BA degree from Manitoba College in 1898. He was the Principal of Glenboro School (1900-1902) before being appointed Principal of Aberdeen School in 1903, and serving there until 1937. He was Secretary of the Manitoba Educational Association (1906-1907), President of the Manitoba Teachers’ Federation in the 1930s, and President of the Manitoba Teachers’ Federation (1929-1931). On 19 March 1913, he married Mary Alma Gordon (?-1961) at Winnipeg and they had a son, Arthur Robert Gordon Hearn (1914-1979). He died of heart failure at Winnipeg on 21 March 1937 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Marriage registration [Arthur Edward Hearn, Mary Alma Gordon], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Birth registration [Arthur Robert Gordon Hearn], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
Souvenir Programme, Golden Jubilee, Aberdeen School, 20 November 1942.
Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce, Winnipeg School Division, Education Resource Centre.
The History of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society by Haraldur Victor Vidal, MA thesis, University of Manitoba, 1958.
Obituary [Mary Alma Hearn], Winnipeg Tribune, 3 April 1961.
The History of the Manitoba Educational Association by Ernest Butterworth, MEd thesis, Faculty of Graduate Study and Research, University of Manitoba, 1965.
“Historic school recalled” by Vince Leah, Winnipeg Tribune, 23 December 1972, page 6.
“In memoriam: Gordon Hearn 1914-1979,” Social Work with Groups, Volume 4, Issue 3-4, 1982.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 30 December 2022