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Memorable Manitobans: Benjamin Franklin “Frank” Olson (1898-1981)


Born in the RM of Gimli on 1 June 1898, son of Gudrun Solmundson, he was the Principal of Winnipeg Beach School (1929-1932), Lundar School (1935-1940), Plumas School (1941-1943), Woodlands School (1944-1946), Bradwardine School (1946-1947), Hnausa School (1947-1950), Charleswood School (1950-1952), Dieppe School (1952-1953), Kjarna School (1953-1954), Sinclair School (1954-1956), Big Island School (1956-1957), Spruce View School (1959-1960), and Armstrong School (1960-1962). He died at Gimli in April 1981.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 April 1981, page 69.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 December 2021

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