Memorable Manitobans: Edward Howson Walker (1867-1927)
Educator, school inspector.
Born at Clarkesbug, Ontario in 1867, he was trained as a teacher in Ontario before coming to Manitoba in 1898, where he attended Wesley College, graduating in 1902. He served as Principal of Gretna School (1899-1904) and, by 1905, was Assistant Principal at Portage la Prairie. That year, he was appointed a School Inspector, working in that position for 20 years. In 1925, when a full Normal School was established at Dauphin, he was appointed its Principal.
On 19 August 1908, he married Mary Alice Eagle at Gilbert Plains. They had no children. He was a steward of Grace United Church, and a member of the IOOF, Dauphin Poultry Association, Dauphin Hospital Board, Dauphin Football Association, and Dauphin Hockey Club.
He died at his home in Dauphin, following a stroke suffered while teaching a class, on 17 May 1927. He was buried at Alliston, Ontario.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“E. H. Walker victim of paralytic stroke,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 May 1927, page 6.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 16 April 2017