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Memorable Manitobans: Bessie Katherine McLean (1903-1981)


Born at Hamiota on 4 September 1903, daughter of Martha Kadey (1868-) and Joseph McLean (1858-?), she attended Hamiota School and took teacher training. She taught at Elkhorn School (1927-1928), Reston School (1930s), near Selkirk (?-?) and Roblin (?-?), and at Pine Falls School (1936-1943; Principal 1941-1943), and Grandin School (1943). She was a Vice-Principal (?-?) in West Kildonan. In retirement, she lived at 8E-300 Roslyn Road in Winnipeg. She died at the Victoria General Hospital on 12 April 1981.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Hamiota consolidated school report,” Hamiota Echo, 4 March 1915, page 4.

“‘U’ exam results and honor list are made public,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 28 July 1917, page 7.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 April 1981, page 38.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 3 December 2021

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