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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Patrick King (1873-1954)

Educator.

Born at Morrisburg, Ontario on 7 December 1873, son of Michael King and Mary Young, he came to Manitoba and taught school for over 40 years, including service as the Principal of Swan Lake School (1916-1917), Stockton School (1918-1920), High Bluff Village School (1920-1922), Strathclair School (1923-1924), Basswood School (1925-1926), Pierson School (1927-1927), Eden School (1929-1930), Tyndall School (1930-1931), Rutherglen School (1931-1932), Ladywood School (1934-1936), and Brokenhead School (1936-1937). He died at his Winnipeg home, 882 Grosvenor Avenue, on 3 January 1954 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

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

“Birthdays,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 December 1948, page 14.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 1954, page 22.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 August 2021

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