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Memorable Manitobans: Leona Rebecca Chapman (1864-1924)

Educator.

Born at Oshawa, Ontario on 3 August 1864, she joined the staff of the Winnipeg School Board in August 1891 and taught for 22 years in Winnipeg schools, at Norquay School (1891-1901) and as Principal of Albert School (1901-1912, 1913-1914). She retired on account of failing health and moved to the United States in pursuit of warmer climate. She died, unmarried, at Los Angeles, California on 17 May 1924.

Sources:

“School Board,” Manitoba Free Press, 12 August 1891, page 8.

1901 & 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 26 May 1924, page 2.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 30 September 2016

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