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Memorable Manitobans: William Harry King (1880-?)


Born in Ontario on 8 May 1880, son of Henry King (1854-1923) and Caroline King (1855-?), he grew up at Oshawa and became a teacher in his twenties. Moving west, was Principal of Miami School (1906-1907) and taught at Dauphin Collegiate (1908-1911) and Brandon Collegiate Institute (1911-1921). While at Dauphin, he was President of the Dauphin Collegiate Institute Athletic Club. On 25 July 1908, he married Helen McKenzie (1884-?) at Winnipeg and had a son, Harry Alexander McKenzie King (1911-?). He resigned from Brandon Collegiate in July 1921 and move to Saskatchewan around January 1923 to teach at the Regina Collegiate Institute (1923), returning to Oshawa that summer for the death of his father, and may have remained there. His later whereabouts are not yet determined.


Birth [Harry Alexander McKenzie King] and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 & 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.

1921 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

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

“Births, deaths, and marriages,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 August 1908, page 9.

“School notes,” Dauphin Herald, 26 November 1908, page 1.

“School convention,” Dauphin Herald, 18 November 1909, page 4.

“Collegiate Athletic Club,” Dauphin Herald, 23 September 1909, page 1.

“Summer visitors at the beaches; Westerners abroad [Dauphin],” Manitoba Free Press, 1 July 1911, page 8.

“Around town [Just prior to the closing ...],” Brandon Daily Sun, 4 July 1921, page 5.

“Around town [W. H King has left for Regina ...],” Brandon Daily Sun, 3 January 1923, page 5.

“Around town [Mr. and Mrs. W. H. King ...],” Brandon Daily Sun, 6 June 1923, page 5.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 10 July 2021

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