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Memorable Manitobans: Olive Adeline Armstrong Hensley (1893-1980)


Born at Souris on 29 October 1893, daughter of Adeline Wells (1867-1964) and George Armstrong (1861-1914), she attended the Brandon Normal School and Central Normal School and taught in rural schools. In 1921, she was appointed to the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division. She taught at William Whyte School (1921-1922), Victoria School (1922-1927), Faraday School (1927-1942), and Earl Grey School (1942-1949) before being appointed a teaching Principal at the newly constructed Rockwood School (1949-1954). She wrote a textbook for use in elementary school science classes and worked for a year teaching science at the Central Normal School (1948-1949). She married fellow teacher Charles Arthur Edward Hensley and in retirement moved with him to Victoria, British Columbia. She died at Edmonton, Alberta in mid-May 1980 and was buried in the Souris Glenwood Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“New appointments effective this fall,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 May 1949, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 May 1980, page 57.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 December 2019

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