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Memorable Manitobans: Mabel Louise Rutledge Johnson (1905-1991)

Educator.

Born at Lauder on 7 July 1905, daughter of Robert James Rutledge and Ida Jessie Clark, she attended Lauder School and Normal School then taught in rural schools until her marriage, on 5 July 1927, to Frederick Milford Johnson (?-1961). They operated a grocery store at St. James until 1943. She later returned to teaching, serving as Vice-Principal at Salisbury School (1958-1959, 1964-1967) and retiring in 1970 as the Principal of Donald School. She wrote a history of the Manitoba Teachers’ Credit Union, of which she had been a member, director, and Board Chair. She died at Winnipeg in May 1991 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Rise and Fall of a Prairie Town: A History of Lauder, Manitoba, and the Surrounding District by G. G. Phillips, 1970s. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.L4 Phi]

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 May 1991, page 18.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 February 2017

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