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Memorable Manitobans: Flora Nethelia “Nettie” Sexsmith (1896-1990)


Born near Carman on 16 September 1896, daughter of George Sexsmith and Flora Field (1859-1949), she worked as a teacher for over half a century. She taught at Basswood School (1916) and was the Principal of Brant School (1923-1925) before moving to Winnipeg where she taught in the Winnipeg School Division at Lord Roberts School (1947-1952), Cecil Rhodes School (1952-1956) and William Whyte School (1944-1945, 1956-1967) prior to retirement in June 1967. She died unmarried at the Misericordia Hospital on 20 February 1990.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Those who passed third class exams,” Manitoba Free Press, 30 July 1912, page 9.

“Mrs G. Sexsmith buried at Carman,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 April 1949, page 23.

“Man. teacher retires after 50 years work,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 June 1967, page 23.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 February 1990, page 40.

Winnipeg estate file PR90-01-18313, Flora Nethelia Sexsmith, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 December 2020

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