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Memorable Manitobans: Jean Turnbull Moors (1899-1959)


Born at Manitou on 29 December 1899, daughter of Christina Tait (1869-1959) and Thomas Turnbull, she moved with the family to the Rural Municipality of St. Paul before settling in Winnipeg. She graduated from Kelvin High School and the Central Normal School then became a teacher and worked in rural Manitoba at Reaper School (1918), Currie School (1920-?), John Black School (1923), and Lloyd George School (1923-1924; Principal 1923). In 1924, she joined the Winnipeg School District, teaching at Fort Rouge School (1924-1928), Cecil Rhodes School (1928-1935), and Gladstone School (1935-1941). In 1940, she married summer camp operator James Beckwith “Jimmie” Moors (1880-1963) and moved to The Pas. In 1958, she retired to 827 Grosvenor Avenue in Winnipeg and died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 1 March 1959, with burial in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“Urges test for education plan,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 10 February 1917, page 12.

“Kelvin girls make own graduating gowns,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 8 June 1917, page 6.

“‘U’ exam results and honor list are made public [Practical Arts - Honor List],” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 28 July 1917, page 27.

“School Board decides wage,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 11 June 1924, page 13.

Obituary [Mrs. Christina Turnbull], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 January 1959, page 27.

Death notice, Winnipeg Tribune, 2 March 1959, page 18.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 2 March 1959, page 29.

Winnipeg estate files (ATG 0025A), #58050 - Jean Moors, GR4877, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituary [James B. Moors], The Pas Herald, 18 December 1963, page 12.

Winnipeg estate files (ATG 0025A), #691/64 - James B. Moors, GR4901, Archives of Manitoba.

“Notice to creditors [James Beckwith Moors],” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 January 1964, page 41.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 November 2020

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