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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Maxfield Watts (1886-1948)


Born at Nottinghamshire, England on 20 July 1886, son of Henry Watts (1859-1925) and Eliza Maxfield, he married Nora Bramwell (1886-1975) at Leeds, Yorkshire, England on 9 June 1910 and had two daughters: Mary Maxfield Watts (c1920-?) and Elizabeth Bramwell Watts (1922-2011). In 1913, they moved to Canada and settled at Elkhorn where he was a teacher (1913-1918) and Principal (1916-1918) at Elkhorn School. They had moved to New Westminster, British Columbia by 1921 where he continued to teach, including service as high school Principal of Britannia School (c1945-1948). He died at the Vancouver General Hospital on 28 September 1948 and his cremains were buried in the Ocean View Cemetery at Burnaby.


Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

1911 England Census, Ancestry.

1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Elkhorn School District No. 366 Daily Registers, GR0466, Archives of Manitoba.

ZillahNorth62 family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 14 January 2018

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