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Manitoba History No. 88
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Memorable Manitobans: Margaret “Maggie” Underhill (1898-1986)

Educator.

Born at the Rural Municipality of Strathclair on 28 June 1898, the ninth of twelve children to John Underhill (1855-1922) and Margaret McGregor (1864-1944). She attended Strathclair School and was in the schools first graduating class, finishing Grade 11 in the 1915-1916 school year. She taught at several rural school districts including Swan River School and Starbuck School before teaching at the Central School (1927-1956) in the Transcona School District No. 39. She taught at Westview School (1953-1956) and was its Principal (1956-1957), becoming the first female, full-time Principal in Transcona before transferring to the Principal position at Radisson School, serving there until her retirement in 1964. In retirement, she resided part-time in Winnipeg and part-time with her brother Arthur McGregor Underhill in the RM of Strathclair. In November 1965, she cut the ribbon to officially open the newly-constructed Margaret Underhill School in Transcona, presently known as École Margaret Underhill. She died, unmarried, at Strathclair on 23 September 1986.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Margaret Underhill School (25 Regina Place, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 & 1916 Census, Library and Archives of Canada.

“Lady teacher honored in new elementary school,” The Transcona News, 25 November 1965, pages 1 and 12.

Our Story to 1970 by the Rural Municipality of Strathclair, Centennial History Committee, 1970. [Legislative Library of Manitoba]

From Slate to Computer in the Transcona Springfield Area 1873-1983 by Nan Shipley, 1983. [Legislative Library of Manitoba]

Our Story to 1984 by the Rural Municipality of Strathclair, Centennial History Committee, 1984. [Legislative Library of Manitoba]

Margaret Underhill, Winnipeg Estate file PR86-01-06306, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 31 January 2015

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