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Memorable Manitobans: Harold Cyrus Knox (1892-1987)


Born at Lynden, Ontario on 5 December 1892, son of Cyrus Knox and Elizabeth McInty, he received a BA degree from Queen’s University (Kingston). During the First World War, he served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Europe from 1916 to 1919. Following his military discharge, he moved to Winnipeg where he worked as a teacher at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate from 1923 to 1948, and Vice Principal from 1948 to 1957. He taught at a military base in Germany from 1957 to 1959. On 25 December 1924, he married fellow teacher Olive Elsie Robinson at Franklin. They had one daughter, Joy Eileen Knox (?-1993, wife of James Corder Davis). He served as Secretary of the Manitoba Historical Society. He died at Winnipeg on 19 June 1987.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Alexander Kennedy Isbister
MHS Transactions, Series 3, 1955-1956 Season

The Founder of the Isbister Scholarships
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 3, Number 1, September 1957


Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 June 1987.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 June 2019

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