Memorable Manitobans: Harmon Elmer Sweet (1888-1967)
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.
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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