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Memorable Manitobans: Dorothy May Allward (1904-1968)


Born at Toronto, Ontario on 9 May 1904, daughter of May Catherine Fair (1882-1922) and Ernest Allward (1879-1923), she came to Winnipeg in 1910 and lived at 289 Burnell Street (1911-?). Her teaching career began in 1923 and, within the Winnipeg School District, she taught at Faraday School (1926-1947) and served as the Principal of Sir Sam Steele School (1947-1953), Kent Road School (1953-1955), Elmwood School (1955-1959), and Ashland School (1959-1967), retiring from the latter in 1967. She died at the Misericordia Hospital on 28 August 1968 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

1911 Canada Census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Obituary [May Catherine Allward], Manitoba Free Press, 10 January 1922, page 2.

Obituary [Ernest Allward], Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 6 November 1923, page 7.

“Sir Sam Steele Principal named,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 October 1947, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 August 1968, page 31.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 December 2019

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