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Memorable Manitobans: Emma Laura Suttis (1881-1971)

Educator.

Born at Indian Harbor Lake, Nova Scotia on 19 March 1881, daughter of James Suttis and Sophia Atwater, she was educated at Guysborough, Truro, the University of Manitoba (MA 1927), and Harvard University. She was the Principal of Minto School (1912-1914, 1915-1916), Napinka School (1914-1915), Stony Mountain School (1916-1917), Pilot Mound School (1917-1919), and Starbuck School (1920-1923). She retired in 1959 after 52 years as a teacher. She died at Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1971 and was buried in the St. Thomas Anglican Cemetery.

Sources:

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

Obituary for E. Laura Suttis

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 June 2013

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