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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: Harmon Elmer Sweet (1888-1967)

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Harmon Elmer Sweet
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Educator.

Born at Thornhill on 26 March 1888, son of Richard Sweet and Ellen Collins, he worked as a school teacher, serving as the Principal of La Riviere School (1913-1915). In June 1915, he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force and went overseas, losing his right eye during military duty. He returned to teaching, retiring as a high school teacher in 1954. He married Bertha O’Neil (?-?), daughter of David Henry O’Neil (c1880-1960). They had no children. He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1955 where he died on 26 October 1967.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

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

Obituary [David Henry O’Neil], Brandon Sun, 12 January 1960, page 11.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Photograph, Darlingford School Heritage Museum.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 November 2017

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