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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Cameron Mulligan (1889-1976)


Born in Brant County, Ontario on 15 August 1889, son of Robert Mulligan (1858-?) and Eliza Janes (1865-?), he came to Manitoba in 1910 and taught at various places around the province. He served as Principal of Snowflake School (1913-1915), Rossburn School (1915-1916), Balmoral School (1918-1919), Rosamond School (1919-1923), Gimli School (1925-1926), La Riviere School (1926-1927), MacGregor School (1935-1936), Holmfield School (1936-1939), Grey School (1941-1942), Franklin School (1942-1943), East Poplar Point School (1943-1944), Starbuck School (1944-1945), Wellwood School (1949-1950), Benito School (1950-1951), Eriksdale School (1951-1952), Winnipeg Falls South School (1952-1953), Langruth School (1956-1957), and Stonewall School. On 14 April 1914, he married Delilah Moore (?-1972) at Manitou. They had six children: Evelyn Mulligan (wife of C. Gierhartz), Gail Mulligan (wife of E. Day), Douglas Mulligan, Wilfred Mulligan, James Mulligan (?-1960), and David Mulligan (?-1974). He moved to Manitou in 1970 where he resided until his death. He died at Morden on 16 April 1976 and was buried in Stonewall Cemetery.


Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 April 1976, page 17.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 February 2014

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