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Memorable Manitobans: Jean Smith (1876-?)

Civil servant.

Born at Norway House, Manitoba on 19 August 1876, daughter of 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.


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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