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Memorable Manitobans: Mabel Elizabeth White Sanburn (1889-1967)


Born at Winnipeg on 5 May 1889, daughter of Arthur White and Ruth Frances Mowat, she trained as a teacher in the early 1900s then taught school in the Winnipeg School Division, at Luxton School (1913-1919), and serving as Principal of Lord Nelson School (1919-1925). On 31 December 1924, she married William George Sanburn (1875-1963) at Winnipeg and they subsequently had two sons. She died at Winnipeg on 20 February 1967 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Big batch of new teachers,” Manitoba Free Press, 30 July 1903, page 11.

“Teachers’ and entrance exams,” Manitoba Free Press, 3 August 1904, page 11.

Death notice [Harold Arthur Sanburn], Winnipeg Tribune, 15 June 1926, page 19.

“The spirit of Luxton,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 October 1957, page 29.

Obituary [William George Sanburn], Winnipeg Free Press, 1 June 1963, page 34.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 February 1967, page 35.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 22 February 2016

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