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Memorable Manitobans: Margaret Elliott McBeth (1883-1960)

Educator, community activist.

Born at Old Kildonan on 18 February 1883, daughter of Robert McBeth and Helen Anderson, she was educated at Kildonan School then received BA and MA degrees from the University of Manitoba. She taught in the Winnipeg School Division, including 34 years as an English teacher at Kelvin High School. She served as President of the Manitoba Educational Association (1935-1936) and President of the Winnipeg Teachers’ Association. She was a long-time member of the Kildonan Presbyterian Church, being Superintendent of its Sunday School and Clerk for 40 years. She was also choir leader, organist, and member of the management board. She was a member of the Lord Selkirk Association and the Manitoba Historical Society. She died at Winnipeg, unmarried, on 30 September 1960 and was buried in the Old Kildonan Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 October 1960, page 44.

“Miss M. E. McBeth, church worker, ex-teacher, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 October 1960, page 10.

The History of the Manitoba Educational Association by Ernest Butterworth, MEd thesis, Faculty of Graduate Study and Research, University of Manitoba, 1965.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 May 2013

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