Memorable Manitobans: Annie Rebecca “Daisy” Gordon (1869-1957)
Born at Tweed, Ontario on 5 October 1869, daughter of Rev. Andrew Gordon and Annie Copp, sister of Herbert Andrew Gordon, she taught at Brandon and Carman School before joining the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Board in 1904. She was the first Principal of Riverview School, serving from its opening in 1908 to 1931, when she was appointed Primary Supervisor for the Board. She retired two years later. She was a member of the Crescent - Fort Rouge Church and honourary President of the Crescent - Fort Rouge Women’s Missionary Society (1950). She died, unmarried, at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 24 January 1957 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.
Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“Rev. Andrew and Mrs. Gordon,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 June 1919, page 6.
“Miss Abbie Jane Gordon dies after long illness,” Winnipeg Free Press 31 May 1943, page 2.
“Mrs. C. Halstead heads Crescent Ft. Rouge W.M.S.,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 January 1950.
“Former teacher, Supervisor dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 January 1957, page 18.
Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce, Winnipeg School Division, Education Resource Centre.
Page revised: 27 December 2015
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