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Memorable Manitobans: Edith Ann Fingland (1877-1957)


Born at Burnley, England in February 1874, daughter of civil engineer John Hamming Fingland (1840-1908) and Betsy Fingland (1843-1924), she came to Canada with her family in 1883 and lived at Clarkleigh until 1893. She then lived at Moose Jaw, North West Territories [now Saskatchewan] for four years before moving to Winnipeg.

From 1900 to 1947, she taught at various places around Manitoba, including Starbuck School (1918), Ninga School (1918-1919), Rosebank School (1920), Holmfield School (1921-1922), Bethany School (1922-1923), North Plympton / Dugald (1924-1925), Regent School (1929), Whitemouth School (?-?), Emerson School (?-?), Rathwell School (?-?), Woodlands School (?-?), Elkhorn School (?-?), and Birch River School (?-?), being Principal at several of these places. In retirement, living at Norwood, she was a member of St. Philip’s Anglican Church and the Retired Women Teachers’ Association.

She died unmarried at Winnipeg on 10 December 1957 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 December 1957, page 22.

Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Miss Edith Ann Fingland,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 December 1957, page 46.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 March 2022

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