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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Milford Preston (1908-1981)


Born at Pilot Mound on 7 March 1908, son of Edgar S. Preston and Harriet V. Balfour, he was educated at the Pilot Mound School and United College. He became a teacher and served as the Principal of Albion School (1939-1940), Oak River School (1941-1942), Reston School (1942-1946), and Baldur School (1946-1949). In 1949, he moved to Winnipeg where he taught at Knowles School (1949-1952), Strathcona School (1952-1954), Hugh John Macdonald School (1954-1962), and Sisler High School (1966-1969). He died at Winnipeg on 22 August 1981.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 August 1981, page 61.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 February 2016

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