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Memorable Manitobans: Annie Evans Wright (1881-1959)

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Annie Evans Wright
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Educator, administrator.

Born at Derbyshire, England on 29 December 1881, her family moved to Canada around 1889, where she taught school before entering the Brandon College’s business training department in 1908. She was given a position with the College’s Business and Academic department upon completion of her studies. Her younger brother J. R. C Evans was President of the College. On 9 June 1915, she married Dr. William Lewis Wright (?-?) who was a professor of music at the college. In 1926 she received her Bachelor’s degree from Brandon College, and in 1927 she received a Master’s degree at the University of Chicago. She served as the Dean of Women at Brandon College from 1927 to 1934, then she taught as an English professor until 1945. She died at Robson, British Columbia on 26 September 1959.

Sources:

RG 1 Brandon College Fonds. Series 9 description, S. J. McKee Archives.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Angela Graham and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 May 2019

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