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Memorable Manitobans: Gladys Lucilla Zell Hamilton (1891-1963)


Born at Shelburne, Ontario on 13 May 1891, daughter of John W. Hamilton (c1859-1925) and Caroline Hannah (1861-1937), she came to Winnipeg in 1910 and was a teacher at several places in rural Manitoba. She was Principal of Steep Rock School (1924-1925), Medora School (1926-1928, 1942-1943), Starbuck School (1929-1935), and Warren School (1943-1946). The wife of David Norman Hamilton, she had two children: John D. Hamilton and Mary Hamilton (wife of George MacDonald). She died at St. Catharines, Ontario on 31 July 1963 and was buried in St. Catharines Cemetery.


Birth registration, Ancestry.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Mrs. C. Hamilton dies at Starbuck,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 January 1937, page 7.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 August 1963, page 25.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 May 2014

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