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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Edward Hearn (1871-1937)

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Arthur Edward Hearn
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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). He died of heart failure at Winnipeg on 21 March 1937 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


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.

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 August 2016

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