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Memorable Manitobans: Robert McKay Stevenson (1882-1970)

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Robert McKay Stevenson
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Educator, school inspector.

Born in Ontario on 16 March 1882, he was educated at Queens University (Kingston) then served as Principal of the West Treherne School (c1910), Souris School (1913-1916), Dauphin Normal School (1927-1930s), Acting Principal of the Winnipeg Normal School (1939-1942), and High School Inspector (1942-?). In April 1952, he was appointed a Manitoba School Inspector. He died at Winnipeg on 24 December 1970 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

“D. B. Moorhead new head of Normal School,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 September 1942, page 3.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 December 1970, page 29.

We thank Curt Belton for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 April 2017

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