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Memorable Manitobans: Gilbert Summers (1874-1962)


Born at Winchester, Ontario on 23 January 1874, son of Charles Albert Summers (1847-?) and Marian Huggaboam [Hocaboam] (1847-?), he married Luella Blanche Salter (1882-1971) at Dundas, Ontario on 29 December 1904. The couple had four children: Oliver Max Summers (1905-1986), Muriel Luella Summers (1910-?, wife of Mr. MacDonald), Eva Grace Summers (1913-1996, wife of Edgar William Duerre), and Jean Dorothy Summers (1919-2006). A teacher by 1901, he taught public school at Kenora, Ontario by 1911, later moving to Manitoba where he was the Principal of Greenway School (1912-1913) and Alexandra School (1913-1914) in Winnipeg. The family had moved to British Columbia by 1915. He taught at New Westminster before later retiring. He died St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver on 3 March 1962 and was buried in Garden Chapel Ocean View.


1901 & 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

1921 Canada Census, Ancestry.

Ontario marriage registrations, Ancestry.

Marriage and death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

““The Principal Sparling” name of new school,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 July 1912, page 3.

Schramm family tree, Ancestry.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 27 May 2017

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