Thomas Erroll BABB (1894-1962)

Born in Saskatchewan on 11 February 1894, son of Thomas Charles Babb (1863-1944) and Emma Best (1869-1950). He moved at an early age to a farm in Manitoba.

On 22 July 1926, he married Beatrice Emily Finch (1898-1973) and they had one child: Ken Babb.


He taught school in rural Manitoba for several years, including at Sinclair School (1925-1929) before moving to Winnipeg in 1929. He taught for 30 years in the Winnipeg School Division, including service as Principal of Ralph Brown School (1944-1946), and John M. King School (1946-1959).

He retired in 1959. An avid gardener, he was a Life Member of the Fort Garry Horticultural Society.

He died at Winnipeg on 23 August 1962 and was buried in the Garry Memorial Park.


  • Reprinted with permission from Manitoba Historical Society and updated.
  • “Thomas C. Babb Dies Monday”, Winnipeg Tribune, 08 February 1944, page 11.
  • Obituary [Emma Babb], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 April 1950, page 24.
  • Obituary [Ken Babb], Winnipeg Free Press, 08 June 2019.


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