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Memorable Manitobans: Maxwell Addison Parker (1912-2004)

Educator.

Born on a farm near McConnell on 2 February 1912, third son of Fred Parker and Lillian Della Conrad, he was educated at McConnell School and the University of Manitoba. He taught at Cardale School and Virden School, and served as the Principal of Elm Creek School (1938-1948) and Treherne School (1948-1965). He moved to Virden in 1965. He was a member of the High School Curriculum Committee for the Manitoba Department of Education and the Manitoba High School Examination Board. On 2 July 1938, he married Edith Muriel Dodge (1910-2002) at Holland. They had a son, Brian Parker. He died at Virden on 9 September 2004.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Parker – Dodge,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 July 1938, page 11.

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

Obituary [Edith Muriel Dodge Parker], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 February 2002.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 September 2004.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 March 2015

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