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Memorable Manitobans: Eldred George Miller (1906-1995)

Educator, cleric.

Born on a farm near Brussels, Ontario on 29 April 1906, son of Thomas George Miller and Mary Ann Cantlon, brother of Alvin Samuel Miller, he moved with his family to a farm near Souris in 1919. He taught at Mallard School (1927-1928) before attending the Central Normal School (1929) then returned to teaching at Medina School (1929-1931) and Oak River School (1931-1934) before attending the University of Manitoba, receiving a BA degree in 1935. He served as the Principal of Lauder School (1937-1944) and Deleau School (1944-1945). He was ordained into the United Church of Canada in May 1947 and was posted at Hythe in the Peace River area of Alberta before moving to Pouce Coupee, British Columbia in 1947. He moved to Greenwood, British Columbia in 1956, then to Namao, Alberta in 1963, then to Kettle Valley, British Columbia in 1970. On 21 July 1937, he married Angelica Adelaide “Dolly” Hintz (1920-2017) at Souris. They had eight children. He moved to Midway, British Columbia in 1993 where he died on 15 August 1995.

Sources:

Ontario birth registration [George Edward Miller], Ancestry.

“Normal notes,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 February 1929, page 30.

“University exam results,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 May 1935, page 4.

“Chickadee notes,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 February 1939, page 15.

“Preacher-hunter publicized in nationally-known newspaper,” Rivers Gazette-Reporter, 5 May 1955, page 4.

The Rise and Fall of a Prairie Town by G. G. Phillips, self-published, 1973-1978, page 546.

Death registration [Eldred George Miller], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

We thank Sue Marston for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 March 2019

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