Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 143 years

Memorable Manitobans: Ethel Catherine Edwards (1900-1996)


Born at Gregg on 20 July 1900, daughter of George Arthur Edwards (1862-?) and Angelina McRae (1870-?), she completed her grade 12, followed by Bible School, then acquired her teaching certificate. She taught at various rural schools around Manitoba, including Deering School (1930-1931), Ryerson School (1931-1933), and Margaret Hayworth School (1940-1941) and was a teacher (1943-1945) and Principal (1945-1952) at the Central St. Paul School / East St. Paul School. She later concluded her career by teaching in East Kildonan at Munroe School / Polson School (1960-1965). She died, unmarried, at Winnipeg on 17 April 1996 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 April 1996, page C6.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 5 February 2018

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. We acknowledge that the collection contains both reputable and disreputable people. All are worth remembering as a lesson to future generations.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z

Send corrections and additions to this page
to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban | Firsts | Acknowledgements

Help us keep
history alive!

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations

© 1998-2022 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.