Memorable Manitobans: Clarence Moore (1884-1977)
Educator, school inspector, municipal official.
Born at Lancashire, England on 22 October 1884, he came to Manitoba in 1912, beginning his teaching career in a one-room school situated ten miles north of Pierson. He later taught at Eagleton School (1914), Elva School (1915), and Melita School (1915-1916). He was Principal of Alexandra School at Brandon (1916-1922) before moving to Winnipeg where he taught high school (1922-1926) and was the Principal (1926-1930) of Britannia School. He was Principal of the Brandon Normal School (1939-1942). He later served as a School Inspector at Emerson and Virden until retirement in 1949.
On 23 February 1916, he married Eleanor Agnes Halliday (1892-1985) in the RM of Edward and they had a son, Christopher Halliday “Chris” Moore (1917-1995). He served as Mayor of Virden (1949-1951) before moving to Oak Bay, British Columbia.
He died at Victoria, British Columbia on 23 October 1977.
Marriage registration [Clarence Moore, Eleanor Agnes Halliday], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Birth registration [Christopher Halliday Moore], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Education department makes staff changes,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 July 1949, page 6.
“Eight school inspectors take over new districts,” Steinbach Carillon News, 12 August 1949, page 2.
Death registrations [Clarence Moore, Eleanor Agnes Moore], British Columbia Vital Statistics.
“Time out with Maurice Smith,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 November 1977, page 52.
Obituary [Christopher Halliday Moore], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 September 1995, page 47.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 24 May 2023