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Memorable Manitobans: William Skidmore (c1885-?)


Born in England around 1885, he emigrated to Canada in 1912. He was Principal of Glenella School (1915-1916), MacGregor School (1916-1917), Ardal School (1922-1924), Ladywood School (1924-1925), Bowsman Union School (1925-1927), Grey School (1927-1931), Dominion City School (1934-1936), and Melita School (1936-1939). On 20 July 1929, he married Blanche Petrine Hopkins (?-?) at Winnipeg. His whereabouts after 1939 are unknown.


1916 Canada census, Ancestry.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 April 2019

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