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Memorable Manitobans: Winfred Elmore Marsh (1872-1932)


Born in Ontario on 9 May 1872, he taught school in Ontario before coming to Manitoba where he served successively as the Principal of Ninga School (1907-1908), Miami School (1909-1910), Roland School (1910-1914), Belmont School (1915-1919), Sperling School (1919-1920), and MacGregor School (1920-1931). In July 1918, he organized a meeting that resulted in the establishment of the Manitoba Teachers’ Federation. He was married twice, first to Bertha McColl (1879-1913) with whom he had three children: Gerald Lloyd Marsh (1906-1983), Eileen Ella Marsh (1908-1966), and Edna Pearl Marsh (b 1911). On 20 December 1919, he married Mary Maud Dykes (?-1960). He died at MacGregor on 15 May 1932 and was buried in the MacGregor Cemetery.


Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Through Fields and Dreams: A History of the R.M. of North Norfolk and MacGregor by the History Book Committee, 1998.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 January 2019

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