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Memorable Manitobans: Evelyn Norah Urry (1901-1966)

Educator.

Born at England in July 1901, daughter of Arthur Urry (1870-1953) and Harriett Catherine Urry (1876-1967), she immigrated to Canada with her parents in 1907 and lived in the Boissevain, Stonewall, and Arborg areas. She resided in Ottawa, Ontario around 1944 before later returning to Manitoba and living in West Kildonan. She taught at Framnes School (1919) and Teulon School (1935-1941), and in the West Kildonan School District (later Seven Oaks School Division) at Centennial School (1950-1952) and was Principal of Seven Oaks School (1955-1958) and Belmont School (1958-1963) prior to retiring. She died unmarried at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital on 24 June 1966 and was buried in the Stonewall Cemetery.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Arborg pair mark 50th anniversary,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 August 1944, page 6.

“Teachers named in four West Kildonan schools,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 September 1950, page 3.

“West Kildonan teachers listed in four schools,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 September 1951, page 3.

Obituary [Arthur Urry], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 April 1953, page 29.

“Belmont School tea set for Wednesday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 February 1959, page 14.

“Belmont School tea,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 May 1962, page 22.

“Social items,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 June 1963, page 16.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 June 1966, page 36.

Obituary [Harriett Catherine Urry], Winnipeg Free Press, 1967, page 28.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 30 January 2022

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