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Memorable Manitobans: Catherine Emily Eason Ling (1887-1971)


Born at Wood Green, Middlesex, England on 4 August 1887, daughter of Arthur Ephriam Eason (1857-1923) and Minnie Southall (1857-1935), she and her sister Ethel Minnie Eason (1883-1951, wife of Thomas Herbert Nuttall), immigrated to Canada in August 1910 and settled in Winnipeg. In September 1910, both sister accepted positions in the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division where she was the Principal of Clifton Street School (1910-1911) and taught at Greenway School (1911-1913). Her sister taught at Carlton School (1910-1911) and Victoria School (1911-1913). Catherine moved to Prince Rupert, British Columbia and married Edward Vickers Ling (1888-1967) on 18 July 1914. They had three children: Stella May Ling (1915-1998), Gwendoline Hilda Ling (1917-2006), and Gordon Edward Ling (1923-1988), and a few decades later moved to the United States. She died at Los Angeles, California on 18 June 1971.


Marriage and death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

“Technical schools are not named yet,” Manitoba Free Press, 14 September 1910, page 24.

Canadian Passanger Lists, Ancestry.

Hartford family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 29 March 2018

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