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Memorable Manitobans: Elizabeth Russell (1890-?)

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Elizabeth Russell
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Public health nurse.

Born in Yorkshire, England in 1890, daughter of Charlotte and James Russell, she was educated at public and private schools. She came to Manitoba in 1913 and trained at the Winnipeg General Hospital. In 1917, she was appointed to the position of Superintendent of Nurses of the Manitoba Provincial Board of Health, serving until 1954. She was a member of the Manitoba Association of Graduate Nurses, Canadian Association of Trained Nurses, and National Organization for Public Health Nursing.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

“Nurse had no one to talk to but God,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 June 1983, page 46.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 September 2021

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