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Memorable Manitobans: Jessie Lula Ireland (1886-1950)


Born at Lambeth, Ontario on 11 January 1886, daughter of Vallrane “William” Ireland (1854-?) and Wilhemine Ireland (1859-1923), she moved to Manitoba with the family in 1904. She studied at the Central Normal School (1905) and taught at Norquay School (1906-1907), Riverview School (1907-1908, Principal), Riverview School (1908-1909, 1923-1924), Gladstone School (1909-1911, 1920-1922), Lord Roberts School (1911-1916, 1924-1943), King Edward School (1917-1918), Faraday School (1922-1923), and Earl Grey School (1943-1946). She retired in 1946, her career having spanned 40 years in the Winnipeg School Division. She was a 30-year resident of 60 Riverside Drive in Fort Garry and was a special guest at the 40th reunion of Riverview School in 1948. She died at the Misericordia Hospital on 2 December 1950 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.


1901 & 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Normal course,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 August 1905, page 2.

“Second Class professional,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 December 1905, page 2.

“Dr. G. Ireland dies in West,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 August 1941, page 2.

“Crowds attend school reunion at Riverview,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 November 1948, page 15.

“Former teacher, Miss J. L. Ireland dies in hospital,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 December 1950, page 5.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 1 March 2015

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