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Memorable Manitobans: Christina Ethel Forrester Allen (1890-1972)

Educator.

Born at Emerson on 16 June 1890, daughter of David Forrester and Sarah Louise Ross, after attending the Winnipeg Normal School, she taught school in rural schools for three years before returning to Winnipeg where she worked for the next 30 years, as a teacher at Brooklands School, Principal Sparling School (1921-1927), Isaac Brock School, and Victoria-Albert School. In 1939, she was appointed Principal of Sir Sam Steele School, serving for a year, then another ten years as Principal of Champlain School, retiring in 1950. She married William Allen in 1954. She died on 31 March 1972.

Sources:

Birth registration [Ethel Christina Forrester], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce, Winnipeg School Division, Education Resource Centre.

“Christine Forrester ends thirty years of teaching,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 June 1950, page 12.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 April 1972, page 25.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 June 2016

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