Memorable Manitobans: George Boyer Poole (1880-1958)
He taught at various schools in rural Manitoba, including Deer Hill School (1915-1917, 1919-1922), Brandon, and Norway House, and served as the Principal of Ninga School (1926-1929), Carberry School (1930-1931), Whitemouth School (1943-1945), Oakbank School (1945-1946), and Woodlands School (1946-1947). On 12 April 1910, he married Helen Mabel Maxwell (c1885-1970) at Winnipeg. They had two children. Following retirement he operated a business at Wasagaming until moving to Winnipeg in 1965. He died at his Winnipeg home on 31 August 1968 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“Retired teacher, G. B. Poole dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 September 1958, page 26.
Obituary [Helen Mabel Poole], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 January 1970, page 25.
Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 1 March 2020
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