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Memorable Manitobans: Maude Jarrett Peacock (1886-1973)

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Maude Jarrett Peacock
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Educator.

Born at Crawley, Sussex, England on 9 October 1886, daughter of George Henry Jarrett (1853-1938) and Lavinia “Ginny” Knight (1861-1939), she came to Canada in 1913 and, after a brief time spent teaching at Toronto, she moved west, intending to settle in British Columbia. She stopped at Winnipeg where she hoped to get a teaching job but was told she would first have to work at a school in rural Manitoba. She taught at the Warren Consolidated School (1912-1914) before returning to Winnipeg in September 1914. She taught at Lord Selkirk School (1915-1916), Elmwood School (1916-1919), Alexandra School (1919-1930), and Robert H. Smith School (1930-1937). She was appointed Principal of Sir Sam Steele School (1937-1939), later moving to George V School (1939-1942), and finally to Wellington School (1942-1947) where she retired in 1947.

On 15 July 1914, she married carpenter Mark Stanley Peacock (1875-1934) at Stonewall. The marriage was short-lived but resulted in a daughter, Diana Dorothy Peacock (b 1915, wife of James Eric Lloyd Evans). She was good friends with fellow teacher Bessie Lawrie.

She died at Mississauga, Ontario on 10 June 1973 and she was buried in the Trinity Anglican churchyard on Stavebank Road, Port Credit, Ontario.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1916 Canada census, Ancestry.

Death registration [Mark Stanley Peacock], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Judge grants Winnipeg claim in B.C. will,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 August 1935, page 20.

“Engagements,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 June 1940, page 10.

“School pays tribute to Mrs. Maude Peacock,” Winnipeg Tribune, 25 June 1947, page 13.

Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce, Winnipeg School Division, Education Resource Centre.

Tween Meadow and Meridian: A History of Warren, Manitoba by Warren Historical Society, 1985. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, F5649.W20 Twe]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Susan Evans Shaw.

Page revised: 28 December 2015

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