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Memorable Manitobans: Mabel Morrow (1894-1999)


Born in the Rural Municipality of Louise on 23 August 1894, daughter of James Morrow and Mary Ann McDougall (1859-?), she became her education career in rural Manitoba, including at Sinkerville School (1910-1911), before working in the St. James School District for many years at. She taught at Bannatyne School (1916-1918, 1919-1921, 1922-1926), Assiniboine School (?-1951), and was Vice-Principal (1951-1960) of Linwood School, before retiring from full-time duties in late June 1960. She then took up relief (half-time) work for the Fort Garry School Division, including tenure as Principal of Ralph Maybank School (1961, 1962-1963). She was a long-time member of the Niakwa Country Club, where she retained active membership (until being granted Clubhouse Emeritus Membership upon her 90th birthday) as well as the Fort Garry United Church where she was involved in the Christian Education Department. She was also President (?-1948) of the St. James Local of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society. She died, unmarried, at Central Park Lodge in Winnipeg on 1 November 1999 and was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Teachers’ group elects Miss Dorothy Richardson,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 May 1948, page 3.

“St. James Board appoints Collegiate Principal, staff,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 June 1951, page 3.

[Photo caption, Miss Mabel Morrow, Vice-Principal at Linwood School], Winnipeg Free Press, 1 July 1960, page 6.

Winnipeg estate file PR99-01-53027, Mabel Morrow, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 November 1999, page 39.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 29 April 2020

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