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Memorable Manitobans: Dorothy Ellen Swinburne Levine (1905-1971)


Born in Alberta in 1905, daughter of William Edgar Swinburne (1878-1938) and Bertha Stella McCall (1881-1971), she accompanied her family to Manitoba by late 1909 and settled at Neepawa around 1913. She became a teacher, working at Kingswood School (?-?), Woodlands School (?-?), and Phoenix School (1957-1958), and as the Principal of Hazelridge School (1930-1931), Moosehorn School (1937-1938), Headingley School (1940-1941), Rosser Village School (1949), Hnausa School (1954-1955), and Clearwater School (1955-1956). She was later employed in special services with the provincial government. She married Charles Levine (1912-1975) and they had three sons and a daughter. In the late 1920s, she was a Captain with the Girl Guides. She died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 15 November 1971.


Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

1916 & 1921 Canada censuses, Ancestry.

“Tuition in public and high school subjects,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 July 1927, page 21.

“Girl Guide notes,” Manitoba Free Press, 10 November 1928, page 43.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 November 1971, page 37.

Obituary [Charles Levine], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 July 1975, page 15.

Smith Jones Harvey Mann family tree, Ancestry.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 March 2020

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