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Memorable Manitobans: Mary Montgomery (1890-?)


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.


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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