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Memorable Manitobans: Isabel Ellis (1892-1985)


Born at Winnipeg on 10 November 1892, one of six children of Charles Ellis and Isabella MacNab, sister of Jean Ellis, she worked as a school teacher and served as Principal of Argyle School (1929-1939) and Somerset School (1944-1953). She retired in 1953 to care for her aged sisters and brothers. She died at Winnipeg on 12 April 1985 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Birth registration [Isabella Ellis], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 April 1985, page 27.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 September 2015

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