Memorable Manitobans: Hannah Eleanor Fisher (1901-1996)
Born at Harvey, North Dakota in 1901, she moved to Neelin at a young age with her parents Robert Fisher and Agnes Fisher. She was educated at Neelin School and Holmfield School. Following the death of her mother, she resided briefly at Clinton, Ontario prior to making education a career choice. She became a teacher, and began teaching in rural Manitoba schools before moving to Winnipeg around 1926, where she taught at Machray School (1926-1953) before being Vice-Principal of Greenway School (1953-1954) and Principal of Sir John Franklin School (1954-1961) and Queenston School (1961-1965), after which she retired. During her time as teacher, she also took part in a one-year teacher exchange, traveling to Grimsby, England. She died at Winnipeg, unmarried, on 13 October 1996 and was buried in Neelin Cemetery.
“Winnipeg’s school pupils return to their studies today after long holiday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 September 1933, page 6.
“Assign teachers to posts,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 August 1936, page 21.
“Schools expect 36,340 pupils; 63 new city teachers enlisted,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 September 1953, page 12.
“Principals’ appointments for city school listed,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 May 1954, page 3.
“School Board announces 11 changes in principals,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 April 1961, page 15.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 October 1996, page C11.
Henderson’s Winnipeg Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
Page revised: 20 August 2016
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