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Memorable Manitobans: Henrietta Beveridge Herkes (1899-?)


Born in Nova Scotia on 2 May 1899, daughter of school teacher William B. Herkes (1852-?) and Maud Beveridge (1866-?), she graduated from Acadia University and became a teacher along with her sister Ada Pauline Herkes (1895-?) and brother J. Irving Herkes (1891-?), all of whom taught in rural Manitoba. She worked at Waterloo School and Cameron School and was the Principal of Rosser Village School (1922), Dand School (1922-1923), Sanford School (1923), and Justice School (1923-1924). By 1937, she resided at Roland before joining the teaching staff at Deloraine School (1937-1938), after which he joined the Rupert’s Land Girls School as the senior mathematics instructor (1938-c1943). She returned to Nova Scotia by the mid 1940s and continued teaching into the 1960s, including Special Committee work for that province’s Department of Education during the mid-1950s. She retired by the 1970s, after which her whereabouts are unknown.


Yarmouth Genealogies, No. 109 - The Beveridge Family by George Stayley Brown, 1909.

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

“Joins staff,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 August 1937, page 20.

[Photo caption “New staff members...”], Winnipeg Tribune, 15 September 1938, page 10.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

Canadian Voter Lists, Ancestry.

Public Accounts, Government of Nova Scotia.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 2 July 2017

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