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Memorable Manitobans: George Boyer Poole (1880-1958)

Educator.

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.

Sources:

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.

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: 1 March 2020

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