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Memorable Manitobans: Annie H. E. Pullar (1873-1958)

Educator.

Born at Finchley, England on 7 October 1873, daughter of Hannah Pullar (1846-1928), in 1880 she came to Winnipeg with her mother and brothers, physician James Pullar (1872-1961) and photographer William Pullar. She was educated in local schools and the Central Normal School then she taught at Norquay School (1898-1901), Isbister School (1903-1905), and others until retirement in 1937. In the later years of her teaching career, she was the supervisor of music for the Winnipeg School Board and she played a key role, along with Daniel J. McIntyre and George Matheson, in organizing the Winnipeg Musical Festival. She died at her Winnipeg home, 310 Baltimore Road, on 13 June 1958 and was buried in the family plot in St. James Cemetery. She was commemorated by a trophic awarded to Winnipeg school choirs.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Attestation papers [James Pullar], Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

“Funeral Tuesday for Miss Pullar, music teacher,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 June 1958, page 4.

“Manitoba’s pioneers,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 January 1960, page 13.

“Founders of Winnipeg Music Festival,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 October 1960.

Obituary [James Pullar], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 February 1961, page 45.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2022

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