Memorable Manitobans: Elin Salome Halldorson (1887-1970)
Educator, MLA (1937-1941).
Born at Lundar on 29 December 1887, daughter of Kristin Palsdottir and Halldor Halldorsson, brother of Christian Halldorson, she was educated at Wesley College and taught at Deerhorn School (1906), Swan Creek School (?-?) and Lundar School (1918-1919) prior to teaching Latin, French, and German at the Jón Bjarnason Academy (1919-1938). She subsequently taught at Morden, Treherne, and Balmoral Hall. Elected as a Social Credit member of the Manitoba Legislature in the 1936 provincial election, she served until 1941 when she was defeated. She was also a Social Credit candidate in a 1943 federal by-election. She died at the Grace Hospital on 31 May 1970 and was buried in the Lundar Cemetery.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 June 1970, page 31.
Wagons to Wings: History of Lundar and Districts, 1872-1980 by Lundar and District Historical Society, c1980, page 417-418.
Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.
Beyond Beginnings by Eriksdale Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, 1996, page 61.
We thank Linda McDowell and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 21 February 2022