Memorable Manitobans: Bedford Almer Tingley (1879-1945)
Born at Sackville, New Brunswick on 24 March 1879, son of Elisha Tingley (1845-1908) and Laura Wheaton (1845-1935), brother of A. R. Tingley, he taught at Aikenside School (1898-1899, 1902) and, at the time of the 1901 census, was living with his family at Brandon. He received a BA degree from Brandon College and attended the Winnipeg Normal School.
He taught at Aikenside School No. 157 then was Principal of the New Central School at Brandon from 1908 to 1922. Following the Brandon Ultimatum, his employment contract was terminated, after which he was Principal of Devonshire Collegiate Institute (1922-1927) and taught at Trancona Collegiate (1931-1935). He was President of the South-Eastern Teachers’ Association (1934-1935). He was a member of the Baptist church and was an active bowler and curler.
He died at his Winnipeg home, 217 Ruby Street, on 25 April 1945 and was buried in the Little Britain Cemetery.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Heads teachers,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 November 1934, page 11.
“B. A. Tingley, former school teacher, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 April 1945, page 4.
Homesteaders and Homemakers: A History of Elton Municipality in its First Century by Elton Historical Committee, 1973. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.E48 Hom]
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.
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