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Memorable Manitobans: George Herbert Robertson (1876-?)

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George Herbert Robertson
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Educator, school inspector.

Born in Ontario on 25 January 1876, he taught at several Manitoba rural schools, including Elgin School (1907-1914), Shoal Lake School (1914-1918), and Neepawa School (1918-1925) before being appointed a School Inspector, based at Morden. He retired in 1941. On 9 August 1905, he married Maude Lelia Bradburn (1880-1961) at Northumberland, Ontario. They had four children: Kenneth Bradburn Robertson (1908-?), Arthur George Robertson (1909-?), Kathleen Robertson (?-?, wife of I. M. Weisbrod), and Joseph H. Robertson (?-?). He died before October 1961.

Sources:

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Ontario marriage registration, Ancestry.

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“J. Day named inspector of schools at Morden,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 August 1946, page 8.

We thank Curt Belton for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 November 2019

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