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Memorable Manitobans: Margaret Euphemia Monteith (1884-1978)


Born near Killarney on 9 November 1884, daughter of William Monteith and Mary McInniss, she was living in Winnipeg by 1901, where she attended Victoria School and the Central Collegiate. After teaching for a short time at Pigeon Lake, she joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Board in 1911 and taught at Pinkham School (1907-1911), John M. King School (1911-1920), Mulvey School (1920-1922), and Isaac Brock School (1923-1927). She served as Principal of Sir John Franklin School (1922-1923) then was Principal of Pinkham School (1927-1946) until retirement in 1946. She served for many years on the executive of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society. She retired to Vancouver, British Columbia where she died on 19 April 1978.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Winnipeg schools to re-open Sept. 1,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 August 1927, page 7.

Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce, Winnipeg School Division, Education Resource Centre.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 March 2018

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