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Memorable Manitobans: Beatrice Lenore Graham Leathers (1905-1986)


Born at Winnipeg on 28 August 1905, daughter of William Graham (1863-1943) and Christina McLaren (1877-1939), sister of Ida Christine Graham, she grew up in East Kildonan. She taught at Elm River School and was Principal of North Plympton School (1926-1927, 1928-1929). On 1 August 1933, she married Victor Livingston Leathers (1901-1982) at her parents’ Lot 63 North Kildonan residence. They took up residence in Winnipeg and had one son, Norman Graham Leathers. She died at Winnipeg on 24 January 1986 and donated her body to medical science, after which her cremains were buried in the Brookside Cemetery.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Leathers - Graham,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 August 1933, page 7.

Obituary [William Graham], Winnipeg Tribune, 28 July 1943, page 19.

Obituary [Mrs. Christina Graham], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 July 1955, page 30.

Winnipeg estate file PR86-01-04051, Beatrice L. Leathers, Archives of Manitoba.

Burial transcription, Brookside Cemetery, City of Winnipeg.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 22 December 2017

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