Memorable Manitobans: Alice Steen Price (1889-1976)
Born at Toronto, Ontario on 21 April 1889, daughter of Agnes Price (1846-1936) and John Price (1835-1900), she came to Winnipeg with her family in 1900 and attended Carlton School and Alexandra School. In 1910, she joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Board and first taught at Dufferin School, later moving to Albert School where she also served as a critic-teacher for the nearby Central Normal School. In 1922, she was appointed the first Principal of Sir Sam Steele School, being transferred in 1935 to Alexandra School where she remained until retirement in 1949. She died at Winnipeg on 3 June 1976 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.
1901 and 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.
“Mrs. Agnes Price dies Wednesday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 May 1936, page 7.
“Many active in city’s life today attended Alexandra” by Claire Tisdale, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 January 1949.
Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce, Winnipeg School Division, Education Resource Centre.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 June 1976, page 44.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 20 December 2019