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Memorable Manitobans: Laura “Laurie” Cull (1870-1950)


Born at Three Rivers [Trois-Rivieres], Quebec on 9 September 1870, daughter of Thomas Cull (c1839-1902) and Sarah Jane Brown (1849-1914), sister of Thomas Cull, and sister-in-law of O. I. Grain. She accompanied her parents upon their move to Winnipeg, residing at the family residence of 187 Colony Street, and took her examinations at the Central School. She was Principal of Pinkham School (1899-1900), after which she continued teaching at Winnipeg Normal School before joining Riverbend School for Girls / Balmoral Hall (1929-c1936) as a teacher and Principal of their junior grades section. She retired around 1936, moved to British Columbia with her sister Lillian, and settled at Vancouver where she died on 12 August 1950.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Examinations,” Manitoba Daily Free Press, 1 February 1887, page 4.

“Death of Mr. Thomas Cull,” Manitoba Free Press, 20 January 1902, page 8.

“Social and personal,” Manitoba Free Press, 23 June 1923, page 8.

“Staff of new school is almost complete,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 July 1929, page 6.

“Ex-Winnipeg teacher, Miss Laura Cull, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 August 1950, page 23.

Henderson’s Winnipeg Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 21 October 2014

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