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Memorable Manitobans: Wilfred Theodore Morris (1904-1966)


Born at Russell on 24 June 1904, son of Douglas Charles Morris (1874-1963) and Bertha Fingas (1884-1958), he attended school locally and graduated from Dauphin Normal School (c1923), later attaining BA and BEd degrees from the University of Manitoba.

He taught in rural Manitoba, including at Millwood School (1925-1926), St. Vital School No. 2 (1928, Principal) / Fort Whyte School (1928-1929, Principal), and Central School (1929-c1944) in the Transcona School District. From there, he joined the Winnipeg School District, teaching at Lord Selkirk School (1944-1951), Winnipeg Technical Vocational High School (1952-1960), and Grant Park High School (1960-1965).

On 15 July 1931, he married Olive Elizabeth Smith (?-1978) in the Rural Municipality of Virden and they had one son. He was a member of the Westworth United Church.

He died at the Misericordia Hospital on 5 March 1966.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Normal opens,” Dauphin Herald & Press, 8 November 1923, page 1.

“Millwood,” Russell Banner, 3 December 1925, page 1.

Births [Morris],” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 December 1936, page 18.

“Morris - Dayment,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 December 1962, page 12.

Obituary [Douglas Charles Morris], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 September 1963, page 28.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 March 1966, page 38.

Obituary, Russell Banner, 10 March 1966, page 4.

Obituary [Olive E. Morris], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 May 1978, page 38.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Gordon Goldsborough for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 6 February 2022

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