MHS Smarty Party: 20 October 2022

Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 143 years


Memorable Manitobans: Ruth Annie Fairlie Henderson (1904-1992)

Educator.

Born in the Rural Municipality of Pipestone on 6 January 1904, daughter of Alexander “Alex” Fairlie (1858-1910) and Margaret Forsyth (1860-1957), following grade school she attended Normal School and became a teacher. She taught at many rural Manitoba schools, including Paramount School (1927-1929), Cameron School (?-?), and McConnell School (?-?), before serving as Principal of Douglas School (1939-1940), Grosse Isle School (1940-1941), Warren School (1941-1942), Sandy Lake School (1942-1943), and Newdale School (1943-1945). On 27 March 1951, she married former Winnipeg resident Robert Henderson (?-?) at Strathmore United Church. Though the couple announced plans of moving to Kamloops, British Columbia, she returned to teaching in Manitoba, serving as Principal at Binscarth School (1952-1954), Franklin School (1954-1958), and Domain School (1958-1959). She later moved to Alberta and resided at Ponoka. She died on 26 April 1992 and was buried in the Pipestone Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 & 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

“Examination results throughout Manitoba,” Manitoba Free Press, 19 July 1917, page 4.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

“Henderson - Fairlie,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 April 1951, page 13.

Obituary [George David Fairlie], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 October 1982, page 40.

We thank Sharon Simms for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 June 2022

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. We acknowledge that the collection contains both reputable and disreputable people. All are worth remembering as a lesson to future generations.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z

Browse deaths occurring in:
1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022 | 2023


Send corrections and additions to this page
to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban | Firsts | Acknowledgements

Help us keep
history alive!

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations

© 1998-2022 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.