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Memorable Manitobans: George Robert Farrar Prowse (1860-1946)

Educator.

Born at St. John’s, Newfoundland in October 1860, son of judge D. W. Prowse, he was educated at Haileybury College in England. In 1892, he became interested in early explorers of Canada, and began studying old maps at the Boston Public Library, British Museum, and in Paris.

He came to Manitoba in 1905 and was the first Principal of Bannatyne School (1911-1913). He later taught school at Melita (1914-1915), Roland (1915-1916), Oakville (1916-1918), Starbuck (1918-1920), Cypress River (1920-1921), Minitonas (1921-1923), Langruth (1923-1924), Elphinstone (1924-1925), and Fairfax (1925-1926). He retired in 1926 and worked full-time on historical research.

He died at St. Boniface, unmarried, on 31 August 1946 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“G. R. F. Prowse historian, dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 September 1946, page 3.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 February 2013

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