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Memorable Manitobans: William George Edwin Pulleyblank (1890-1955)


Born at Granton, Ontario on 14 February 1890, son of Edwin Pulleyblank (c1848-?) and Harriet Pulleyblank (c1836-?), he was the Principal of Dominion City School (1914-1917) and Basswood School (1917-1918). On 9 February 1918, he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditiary Force and joined the 67th Overseas Depot Battery. Following military service, he moved to Calgary, Alberta before returning to Winnipeg to marry Ruth Elizabeth Willoughby (1896-1995) on 7 July 1921. The couple had two children: Edwin George Pulleyblank (1922-2013) and Robert Pulleyblank. He died in 1955.


1891 Canada census, Ancestry.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Pulleyblank - Willoughby,” Manitoba Free Press, 8 July 1921, page 6.

Docksteader family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 12 April 2015

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