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Memorable Manitobans: Christina Mary McRostie Sinclair (1893-1979)


Born at the Rural Municipality of Silver Creek on 21 November 1893, daughter of Peter McRostie (1855-?) and Annaretta McDonald (1864-?), she grew up in Russell (1911). She became a teacher and was Principal of Angus School (1923-1925) and Elphinstone School (1925-1928). She later married Samuel “Sam” Gordon Sinclair (1889-1978), had four children, and resided at Strathclair. She died at the Shoal Lake Hospital on 20 January 1979 and was buried at Bend Cemetery.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 & 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 January 1979, page 24.

Brandon Estate file #24068, Samuel Gordon Sinclair, Archives of Manitoba.

Brandon Estate file #24744, Christine [Christena or Christene] Sinclair, Archives of Manitoba.

Donb567 family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 12 April 2015

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