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Memorable Manitobans: Sidney Norman Tether (1894-1974)


Born at Hull, Yorkshire, England on 26 November 1894, son of Charles Edwin Tether (1859-1934) and Ada Milne (1864-1943), he served within the British Army during the First World War. In July 1917, he married Mildred Lawrence Mountfield (1896-?) at West Derby, Lancashire and they had two children: Maida Tether (1918-1976, wife of Charles Ernest Walker) and Marjorie Tether (1920-2004, wife of Harry James Tischbein Jr). He became an educator and moved his family to Manitoba by the early 1950s, where he was Principal of Cloverdale School (1954-1957) and Highland School (1957-1959) as well as President of the Lord Selkirk Teachers’ Association (1961). He died at his native Hull on 29 January 1974.


“[Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Norman Tether ...],” Selkirk Enterprise, 30 September 1954, page 5.

““The Dales” Hosp. Auxil. holds concert,” Selkirk Enterprise, 9 January 1957, page 1.

“Teachers’ convention this Thursday and Friday,” Selkirk Enterprise, 18 October 1961, page 9.

Obituary [Maida Walker], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 January 1977, page 33.

Winnipeg estate files (ATG 0025A), #1773/77 - Maida Walker, GR4630, Archives of Manitoba.

Adams family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 16 July 2020

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