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Memorable Manitobans: Amber L. Glenn (1879-1964)

Educator.

Born at Winnipeg on 22 September 1879, she received BA and MA degrees from the University of Manitoba and taught school for over 40 years, including service as Principal of Montcalm School (1923-1925), Victoria School (1925-1930), and Wellington School to retirement in 1942. In 1914, she joined the Searchlight Club, one of Winnipeg’s oldest literary clubs. She was also a member of Westminster United Church, University Women’s Club, Business and Professional Women’s Club, Manitoba Teachers’ Society, and Charleswood Horticultural Society. Miss Glenn died at her Winnipeg home, 153 Aubrey Street, on 10 November 1964 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce, Winnipeg School Division, Education Resource Centre.

“Oldest literary group reaches it 50th,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 November 1960, page 12.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 November 1964, page 24.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 January 2019

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