Memorable Manitobans: Isabel Winslow Wallace (1895-1976)
Teacher, publisher, municipal official, community activist.
Born near Dand on 16 December 1895, daughter of Henry George Winslow and Agnes “Aggie” Bradley (1868-1909), in 1910 she moved to Cartwright to attend school. On 30 October 1914, she married William Dudgeon Wallace (?-1942) at Manitou. Following the death of her husband, she taught at Cartwright School and Neelin School and was employed by the Toronto Dominion Bank at Cartwright and in Saskatchewan.
She returned to Cartwright in 1946 to go into partnership with her son H. A. “Harry” Wallace in the weekly newspaper business, running the Southern Manitoba Review. She withdrew from the partnership in 1958 but continued to work at the paper until her death. She served as Secretary of the Cartwright United Church for many years and was Mayor of Cartwright for twelve years. She was a member of Harmony Rebekah Lodge No. 38 for over 60 years and was President of the Rebekah Assembly of Manitoba in 1928. In 1964, she was given a Manitoba Golden Boy Award for meritorious service to her community.
She died at Cartwright on 10 December 1976 and was buried in the Cartwright Cemetery.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 December 1976.
We thank Vicki Wallace for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 18 March 2023