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Memorable Manitobans: Agnes Isabelle Arnold (1908-1996)


Born at Winnipeg on 27 March 1908, the daughter of Samuel Arnold and Harriett Elizabeth Verner, she was a lifelong resident of West Kildonan where she taught for many years, and was Principal of Seven Oaks School (1943-1950), Governor Semple School (1950-1955), Edmund Partridge Junior High School (1955-1959) and Acting-Principal of Victory School (1965). She was also Supervisor of Elementary Education (1960-1968), and Special Education Coordinator for the Seven Oaks School Division. She was the first female elder of the St. John’s Presbyterian Church and President of the Teachers Division of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society (1943). She died at Winnipeg, unmarried, on 23 February 1996.


“Dr. Willoughby says schools must aid character-building,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 October 1943, page 3.

“West Kildonan students display Red Cross work,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 June 1944, page 3.

“Poster awards are presented,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 June 1948, page 3.

“W. Jenkinson to place stone for new school,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 August 1950, page 25.

[Photo caption], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 March 1951, page 16.

“Principals shifted in close vote,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 December 1964, page 24.

“Principal shifting Jan. 1,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 December 1964, page 9.

“Bid to abolish W. K. school post nipped,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 January 1965, page 48.

“Victory H-S plans St. Patrick’s tea,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 March 1965, page 20.

“Teaching aid show,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 January 1968, page 19.

“Teachers named for W. Kildonan,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 September 1952, page 2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 February 1996, page D6.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 21 June 2014

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