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Memorable Manitobans: Irene Lawrence Richards (1893-1956)

Educator, historian.

Born at Neepawa on 9 July 1893, daughter of George Lawrence Kellington and Elizabeth Stevens (1860-1942), her father settled in the Beautiful Plains area in 1879. She attended the University of Manitoba, graduating with an education degree. She lived in the Norwood area of Winnipeg for 40 years, where she taught school, serving at one time as Assistant Principal of Queen Elizabeth School. On 23 October 1920, she married Jim Leslie Richards (1893-1956) at Neepawa. They had no children. She died at Winnipeg on 8 July 1956 and was buried in the Neepawa Cemetery.

Her articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

The Story of Beautiful Plains
MHS Transactions, Series 3, 1951-52 Season

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 July 1956, page 22.

“Funeral Tuesday for Mrs. J. L. Richards,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 July 1956, page 16.

“J. L. Richards dies at 63 years,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 July 1956, page 7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 February 2014

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