Memorable Manitobans: Barbara Marguerite McCord (1901-1954)
Born at Winnipeg on 18 June 1901, daughter of George McCord (1864-1934) and Rose Anna Erskine (1865-1951), sister of Rose Eileen McCord, she was educated at St. John’s Technical High School and the Central Normal School. After teaching at Maple Leaf School, she returned to Winnipeg in 1920 where she taught at Machray School (1920-1935), Aberdeen School (1935-1936), and Luxton School (1936-1943). After serving as the Principal of Argyle School (1943-1949) and Inkster School (1949-1953), she taught briefly at Ralph Brown School (1954). She died at Winnipeg on 12 December 1954 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“New appointments effective this fall,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 May 1949, page 3.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 December 1954, page 23.
“Barbara McCord, city teacher, dies in hospital,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 December 1954, page 29.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank George Stewart for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 18 January 2020
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