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Memorable Manitobans: Emma Edith Lewis (1869-1927)


Born at Haileybury, Ontario on 23 September 1869, she was a life-long teacher, working at Victoria, British Columbia (1901) before eventually arriving in Manitoba. She taught in rural school districts, including Whitemouth River School (1920-1921), Sundown School (1922-1924), and Woodrow School (1923), before joining the Brandon School District as Principal of McLaren School (1924-1926). She was a member of the First Methodist / United Church and was a Deaconess of the denomination in Seattle, Washington when on the Pacific Coast. She died at Brandon on 17 May 1927 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.


Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Twice as many girls as boys in Collegiate,” Brandon Daily Sun, 9 September 1924, page 6.

Obituary, Brandon Daily Sun, 17 May 1927, page 6.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 25 May 2021

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