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Memorable Manitobans: Louise Olive Cole (1881-1965)

Dental surgeon.

Born at Cobourg, Ontario on 20 October 1881, daughter of Nathaniel N. Cole (1851-?) and Adelaide Victoria Clemens (1858-1912), she came to Winnipeg in 1882 and was educated at local public schools, Winnipeg Collegiate Institute, University of Manitoba, and Manitoba Dental College before going to Northwestern University at Chicago, after which she did postgraduate work at the Dewey School of Orthodontia in New York City. She returned to Winnipeg where she worked as a dental surgeon. She was a member of the Winnipeg Dental Society, Women’s Canadian Club, University Women’s Club (President, 1934-1936), Omicron Kappa Epsilon of Northwestern University, Delta Sigma Phi Sorority, and American Orthodontia Society. Her recreations included motoring and golf. A Methodist, she lived in the Roslyn Court Apartments. She died at Winnipeg on 10 December 1965 and was buried with her parents in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration [Adelaide Victoria Cole], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

“Nathaniel L. Cole, still in business, will be 80 Sunday,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 March 1931, page 4.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 December 1965, page 24.

Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B14, page 68, Obituary - L. O. Cole.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 December 2019

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