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Memorable Manitobans: Ethel Emily Nethery Muir (1886-1961)

Educator.

Born in England on 20 July 1886, daughter of James Gibson Nethery and Emily Nethery, she immigrated to Canada in 1912 and settled in Winnipeg where she married Henry Baker Muir (1887-?) on 22 May 1912. She worked for the Winnipeg School Board, working as a teacher (1915-1917, 1918-1919) and Principal of McPhillips Street School (1917-1918), then continuing in the classrooms at Aberdeen School (1921-1946) and River Heights School (1948), after which she appears to have retired. An active member of the Professional and Business Womens’ Club, she moved to British Columbia around January 1961 before dying at Victoria on 4 February 1961.

Sources:

Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

[Photo, Mrs. E. E. Muir], Winnipeg Tribune, 5 March 1938, page 14.

“Miss Mabel E. Finch is re-elected President of P. and B. Women’s Club,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 May 1940, page 12.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 February 1961, page 25.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 9 October 2017

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