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Memorable Manitobans: Harry Rodrick Low (1891-1952)

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Harry R. Low
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Born at Winnipeg on 22 April 1891, eldest child of Edward W. Low and Ettie Grace Foster, brother of Edward C. Low, he was working as a survey clerk at the time of his enlistment, in 1916, in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He later attended the University of Glasgow.

From 1935 to 1939, he was an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. He became Superintendent of Education for the Province of Manitoba in September 1939, taking a leave of absence in January 1941 to enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was later a Freight Solicitor for the Canadian National Railways.

He died at Winnipeg on 13 February 1952 and was buried in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

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

“Funeral service set for Harry R. Low”, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 February 1952, page 13.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 February 2013

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