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Memorable Manitobans: Mary Montgomery (1890-?)

Educator.

Born in Saskatchewan on 20 August 1890, daughter of James Montgomery (1861-1962) and Mary Jemima Montgomery (1872-1962), the family came to Virden where, in 1912, she became a teacher at Virden School. In June 1963, she retired after 50 years of teaching and the school was renamed Mary Montgomery School in her honour.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

1916 Canada census, Ancestry.

Obituary [Mary Jemima Montgomery], Virden Empire-Advance, 7 February 1962, page 8.

“Sunday kept in honor of teacher,” Brandon Sun, 22 June 1963, page 3.

“Mary Montgomery honored by community in special day marking her retirement,” Virden Empire-Advance, 26 June 1963, page 1.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 29 January 2014

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