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Memorable Manitobans: J. Mary Carter (?-?)

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J. Mary Carter
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Educated at private schools in Dublin and Germany, she graduated from the University of Leeds and undertook post-graduate work at the University of Caen, where she earned honours in Modern Languages (French and German) and completed her teaching diploma in 1916. She taught Modern Languages at a Secondary School at Ramsgate, England, and served in the Women’s Royal Naval Service during the First World War, in the British Admiralty War Office. Following the war, she taught at the Skinnner’s Companys’ School for Girls at Stamford Hill (?-1921) and left for Canada in 1921.

She settled at Calgary, Alberta, where she taught and was Vice-Principal of St. Hilda’s School for Girls (1921-1934) before moving to Winnipeg as Principal of the Riverbend School for Girls (1934-1950). Her whereabouts after 1950 are unknown.


“Miss Mary Carter appointed to the Principalship of Riverbend School for Girls,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 June 1934, page 9.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 9 November 2014

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