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Memorable Manitobans: Jean Smith (1876-?)

Civil servant.

Born at Norway House on 19 August 1876, daughter of Janet Morrison and Roderick Smith, she moved with her family to the Selkirk district as a child. After living in Little Britain, she went back to Selkirk in 1893. Her 44-year service to the Selkirk Post Office began in 1906. Following her retirement in September 1950, she was honored with a public reception. A member of the Presbyterian Church, she taught Sunday School for twenty-five years. She was also active in Ladies Curling Club circles and enjoyed hockey, skating, lawn bowling, and gardening.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Never had words with anyone says Jean Smith after 44 years in post office at Selkirk,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 December 1950. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 165]

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 27 September 2010

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