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Memorable Manitobans: Cecilia Teresa Alke (1905-1991)

Educator, civil servant.

Born at Winnipeg on 15 August 1905, daughter of Henry Alke (1868-1939) and Caroline Augustat (1869-1953), she grew up on the family farm at Austin and attended Austin School. As with some of her siblings, she became a teacher and worked at Melvin School (1926-1927), Ridgeville School (1928-1929, Principal), and Sanford School (1929-1930). She later returned to Winnipeg and worked in the provincial civil service as Secretary to the Minister of Mines and Natural Resources during the early 1940s. She then moved to British Columbia and worked as a stenographer for a brewing company. She died at White Rock on 24 January 1991 and was buried at Surrey.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Entrance examination results for all Manitoba divisions announced [Inspector Dunlop’s Division - Honors],” Manitoba Free Press, 18 July 1919, page 4.

“Augstin youngsters enjoy annual school concert,” Manitoba Free Press, 27 December 1922, page 11.

Obituary [Henry Alke], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 December 1939, page 2.

“Government House reception follows Legislative opening,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 February 1944, page 8.

Obituary [Joseph Henry Alke], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 February 1951, page 11.

Obituary [Sister Gertrude Alke, Caroline Cecilia], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 April 1996, page C5.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 21 December 2017

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