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Memorable Manitobans: Laura Margaret Lemon Forsyth (1909-c1987)


Born at Hamiota on 27 August 1909, daughter of John Lemon (1859-1937) and Laura Anne Brown (c1872-1955), she took teacher training and taught in rural Manitoba, including tenure at Squirrel Creek School (1930-1935). She then became Principal of Rosser Village School (1935-1939) and married Donald “Don” Forsyth in early 1939. The couple had moved to Manson Creek, British Columbia by 1941. She died around 1987.


1906 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Junior matriculation examination results announced by university,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 August 1924, page 12.

“Department of Education announces results grades XI and XII examinations,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 July 1927, page 15.

“Results of university examinations announced,” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 May 1928, page 6.

“In honor of Mrs. Don Forsythe, formerly Miss Laura Lemon [...],” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 May 1939, page 9.

Birth notice [Forsyth], Winnipeg Tribune, 5 September 1941, page 18.

Obituary [Mrs. Laura Anne Lemon], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 August 1955, page 22.

Fort St. John estate file 3786/1987, Laura Margaret Forsyth, British Columbia Supreme Court.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2017

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