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Memorable Manitobans: May Victoria Wright (1889-1978)


Born in Quebec on 25 May 1889, daughter of Adam Wright (1838-1906) and Mary J. Wright (1845-1930), she grew up in Winnipeg and took teacher training. She was the Principal of John H. Gunn School (1910-1911) in West Kildonan after which she joined the Winnipeg School Division, teaching at Aberdeen School (1911-1920), Champlain School (1921-1924), General Wolfe School (1924-1927), and Greenway School (1927-1946). She then retired and moved to British Columbia, where she died at Vancouver on 6 April 1978.


Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Departmental exam reports,” Manitoba Free Press, 28 July 1906, page 5.

Death notice [Adam Wright], Manitoba Free Press, 28 September 1906, page 16.

1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

Death notice [Mary Jane Wright], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 November 1930, page 19.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 12 August 2015

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