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Memorable Manitobans: Eliza Briggs Dolmage (1889-1973)

Educator.

Born at Souris on 24 May 1889, daughter of John Dolmage and Mary Ann Hetherington (1862-1948), she attended the Provincial Normal School then taught at Souris School (c1915-1922) before heading to China, where she worked as a missionary and educator. She later returned to Winnipeg and taught at Victoria School (1928-1930), Victoria-Albert School (1930-1943), and John M. King School (1945-1949). In 1942, she completed a Kindergarten course at the Illinois National College of Education, then played a leading role in the implementation of kindergartens in the Winnipeg School Division. After retirement, she moved to British Columbia in 1956 where she died, unmarried, at West Vancouver on 5 April 1973 and was buried there.

Sources:

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Teachers and pupils honor retiring primary teacher,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 June 1949, page 5.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 April 1973, page 35.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 2 April 2018

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