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Memorable Manitobans: Inez Adrienne Hill Smith (1892-1988)


Born at Langton, Ontario on 4 April 1892, eldest of three children of Martha McDowell (1865-?) and Robert Knowles Hill (1864-1961), she came to Manitoba and served as the Principal of Fairfax School (1915-1918) and Lauder School (1918-1919). She later returned to Ontario and married First World War veteran Arnold Smith (1892-1932) and they had three children. After her husband’s early death due to complications from surgery, she returned to teaching to support her family. She died in 1988.


Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

1916 Canada census, Ancestry.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Robert Knowles Hill, FamilySearch.

This page was prepared by Arnold Smith and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 November 2020

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