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Memorable Manitobans: Mary Hazel Dunseith (1900-1983)

Educator.

Born at the RM of Cornwallis on 16 February 1900, daughter of W. Dunseith (1862-?) and F. “Annie” Barber (1874-?), she became an educator and served as Principal of Lundar School (1922-1923) and Minto School (1926-1929). From 1936-1937, she went to Scotland as an exchange teacher before continuing her career in the Brandon School Division. She was President of the Brandon University Women’s Club (1943-1944) and Western Manitoba Teachers’ Association (1950-1951). She retired from teaching at Vincent Massey High School in the summer of 1967. She died, unmarried, at Brandon on 24 March 1983.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada Census, Automated Genealogy.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Brandon estate file #28114, Mary Hazel Dunseith, Archives of Manitoba.

“Brandon School Board plans art course in fall,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 June 1936, page 5.

“Service ended,” Brandon Sun, 8 June 1967, page 5.

“20 years ago today,” Brandon Sun, 5 October 1970, page 8.

“40 years ago today,” Brandon Sun, 30 April 1973, page 12.

Obituary [William Samuel Dunseith], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 April 1999, page C7.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 26 November 2014

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