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Memorable Manitobans: Edna Kathleen Salome Kinley (1896-1977)


Born in the Rural Municipality of Morton on 20 July 1898, daughter of Rev. William Kinley (1841-1910) and Sara Elizabeth Buchanan, and sister of Ethel Adams Kinley, she taught in rural Manitoba from 1913 to 1919, including at Millan School, before moving to Winnipeg. There, she taught at Riverview School (1919-1923), Isaac Brock School (1923-1929), Robert H. Smith School (1930-1954, including 16 years as Music Director), and River Heights School (1954-1962). In recognition of her dedicated career, she was awarded the Centennial Medal by the Manitoba Historical Society. A member of St. Andrew’s River Heights United Church since 1929, there she also taught Sunday School and children’s choir. She died at Winnipeg on 19 August 1977 and was buried in the Hillside Cemetery at Belmont.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Pioneer Manitoba teacher, Mrs. W. Kinley, marks 96th birthday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 April 1949, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 August 1977, page 26.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 22 December 2021

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