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Memorable Manitobans: Dora May Little Lowry (1896-1995)


Born at Boissevain on 7 January 1896, daughter of William Little (1855-?) and Isabelle “Belle” Wells (1868-?), she became a teacher and worked many years in the Winnipeg School Division. She taught at Boissevain School (1920-1921), Lord Selkirk School (1921-1929), and Glenwood School / Glenelm School (1929-1944) prior to becoming Principal (1944-1961) of the latter. On 8 June 1946, she married Edwin T. “Ted” Lowry (c1890-1954). Following her retirement in June 1961, she moved to British Columbia and died there at West Vancouver on 30 July 1995.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“[Mr. and Mrs. Edwin T. Lowry],” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 July 1946, page 8.

Death notice [Edwin T. Lowry], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 February 1954, page 20.

Obituary [Edwin T. Lowry], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 February 1954, page 19.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 11 November 2021

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