Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:

Manitoba History No. 90

No. 90

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Rebecca Walker Rodgers (1858-1939)


Born at Tilsonburg, Ontario on 25 December 1858, she came to Winnipeg in 1885 and worked as a teacher at Carlton School. She was appointed Principal of Isbister School in 1898, serving for five years. After a two-year leave of absence, she taught at the Central Collegiate until becoming Primary Supervisor in 1911, a position that she held until retirement in 1927. She served on the original board of the Winnipeg YWCA, formed in 1897, and was a long-time member of Knox United Church. She died, unmarried, at Winnipeg on 18 October 1939.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Rebecca Rodgers, teachers, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 October 1939, page 7.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 December 2013

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.