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Memorable Manitobans: Florence Hope McKinnon “Flora” Bowman (1899-1966)


Born at Arnaud on 7 January 1899, daughter of Donald McKinnon (1863-?) and Mary McKinnon (1873-?), she took teacher training and, on 26 December 1923, married George Henry Bowman (1891-1953) of Gunton at Winnipeg. They had three children: George Bowman, Jewel Bowman (wife of J. Trawin), and Kathleen Bowman. She taught at East St. Paul School (?-?) and Norris School (1952-1955) and was later Principal of East St. Paul School / Dr. F. W. L. Hamilton School (1964-1965) until retirement in June 1965. Following a lengthy illness, she died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 29 January 1966 and was buried in the Victoria Cemetery.


1901 and 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [George Henry Bowman], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 September 1953, page 25.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 January 1966, page 23.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 5 January 2022

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