Memorable Manitobans: Caroline “Carrie” “Parkie” Parkinson (1874-1962)
Born at Kemptville, Ontario on 19 July 1874, daughter of Alex Parkinson (1845-?) and Isabelle Buchanan (1850-?), she taught school in Ontario before relocating to Manitoba by 1906, where she resided at 804 Rosser Avenue in Brandon. She was the first Principal of King George School (1911-1922) and David Livingstone School, after which she moved to Winnipeg and taught at Norwood Collegiate Institute for many years until retiring. She was Secretary (1932-1934) and first female President (1935-1936) of the Manitoba Teachers’ Association, member of the University Women’s Club, and was honoured in absentia at the 50th anniversary of King George School. At the time of her death, she resided at Suite 22, Greysolon Apartments, Winnipeg. She died, unmarried, at the Grace Hospital on 19 April 1962 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.
1901 & 1906 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.
“D. B. Moorhead is elected to head Teachers’ Assn.” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 November 1933, page 7.
Obituary, Brandon Sun, 4 May 1962, page 15.
Jackson family tree, Ancestry.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 3 April 2015
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