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Memorable Manitobans: Eva Calverley (1895-1988)

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Eva Calverley
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Educator, historian.

Born on a farm in the RM of Oakland on 6 October 1895, daughter of Ontario immigrants Charles Calverley (1863-1955) and Isabella Jane Overend (1872-1955), she became a teacher and served as the Principal of Ninette School (1917-?), Bethany School (1923-1924), Brookdale School (1924-1925), and Oakville School (1926-1927), and taught at Sanford School (1925-1926). In retirement by the 1960s and living at Ninette, she wrote a memoir about the early pioneers of the area entitled And So ... Ninette, 1879-1919. She died on 9 March 1988 and was buried in the Ninette Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

And So ... Ninette, 1879-1919 by Eva Calverley, circa 1966.

Obituary [Edna Pearl Thiessen], Brandon Sun, 6 November 1984, page 5.

“20 years ago,” Baldur Gazette, 19 March 2008, page 6.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 December 2018

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