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Memorable Manitobans: Emma Edith Lewis (1869-1927)

Educator.

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.

Sources:

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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