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Memorable Manitobans: Mary Louise McManus Gibb (1888-1954)


Born at New Brunswick in December 1888, she became an educator, and moved to Manitoba where she resided at Glenella around 1911, was the Principal of Salisbury School (1918-1919) at East Kildonan, and taught at Cardale School (1920-1921). She resided at the YWCA (c1919), attended Manitoba College (MA, 1925), and was Second Vice-President of the Manitoba Educational Association (1932). On 4 August 1926, she married Douglas Forfar Gibb (1896-1945) at the Foxwarren residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Graham. The couple settled at Oak Lake and adopted a son, Robert James Douglas Gibb. She died at Oak Lake on 10 August 1954.


1911 Canada Census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Teachers at the convention,” Brandon Sun, 15 October 1920, page 6.

“Master of Arts,” Manitoba Free Press, 21 May 1925, page 16.

“Gibb - MacManus,” Manitoba Free Press, 9 August 1926, page 6.

“Brother Joseph is new President of educational body,” Manitoba Free Press, 1 April 1932, page 2.

Brandon Estate file #10790, Mary Louise Gibb, Archives of Manitoba.

Brandon Estate file #10803, Douglas Forfar Gibb, Archives of Manitoba.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 6 June 2015

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