Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 141 years

Memorable Manitobans: Erwin Knapp (1876-1951)

Click to enlarge

Erwin Knapp
Click to enlarge

Civil servant, school inspector.

Born at Battersea, Ontario on 16 January 1876, he received an MA degree from Queen’s University (Kingston) in 1905. Later he moved to Manitoba and was Principal of Alexander School (1905-1906). He served as Inspector of Secondary Schools in the Manitoba Department of Education from 1922 to 1941, and came to Winnipeg in 1928. He was a member of the Masons at Brandon for many years. He died at Winnipeg on 2 May 1951 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

“Erwin Knapp, 75, dies in hospital,” Winnipeg Tribune, undated. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10]

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 May 1951, page 27.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 April 2017

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2020 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.