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Memorable Manitobans: Jean Laughland White (1904-1994)


Born in the Rural Municipality of Cameron on 1 January 1904, daughter of William Laughland (1851-1921) and Jane Arbuckle (1860-1938), she grew up at Hartney and took teacher training. She worked in rural Manitoba, including as Principal (1929-1930) and teacher (1929-1931) at Central St. Paul School. On 11 April 1931, she married George Wesley Darnell White at Winnipeg and they had a daughter, Frances White. She later moved to British Columbia and retired to Vancouver. She died at St. Vincent’s Hospital on 29 September 1994.


Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 and 1921 Canada censuses, Library and Archives Canada.

“Results of mid-year university exams [First year Arts and Science],” Manitoba Free Press, 1 January 1926, page 2.

“Results of summer school examinations announced by committee in charge [Chemistry I, 2 & Practical],” Manitoba Free Press, 19 August 1927, page 3.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 8 July 2019

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