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Memorable Manitobans: Christina Ethel Forrester Allen (1890-1972)


Born at Emerson on 16 June 1890, daughter of David Forrester and Sarah Louise Ross (1855-1926), after attending the Winnipeg Normal School, she taught school in rural schools for three years before returning to Winnipeg where she worked for the next 30 years, as a teacher at Brooklands School, Principal Sparling School (1921-1927), Isaac Brock School (1927-1930), and Victoria-Albert School (?-?). In 1939, she was appointed Principal of Sir Sam Steele School, serving for a year, then another ten years as Principal of Champlain School, retiring in 1950. She married William Allen in 1954. She died on 31 March 1972.


Birth registration [Ethel Christina Forrester], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce, Winnipeg School Division, Education Resource Centre.

“Christine Forrester ends thirty years of teaching,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 June 1950, page 12.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 April 1972, page 25.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 March 2018

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