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Memorable Manitobans: Evelyn Luella Moore Ames (1889-1973)

Home economist.

Born at Manitou on 28 June 1889, daughter of Edward J. Moore and Mary Etta Foley, she was educated at the Manitou Normal School and the University of Manitoba, graduating as a home economist from the latter in 1919. She worked as a fabric tester for the T. Eaton Company until 1924. On 16 June 1926, she married Reginald Fitzgerald Ames. They had two children: Geraldine Ames and Lloyd Ames.

She joined the Manitoba Department of Agriculture Extension Service in 1929, where she developed and taught short courses in homemaking skills to women living in rural Manitoba. Many of the course participants became community leaders in 4-H clubs, Women’s Institutes, local fairs, and numerous other organizations. In later years, she became Supervisor of Home Economics for the Manitoba Department of Agriculture and Secretary to the Manitoba Women’s Institute.

In 2007, she was inducted posthumously into the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Brookside Cemetery: A Celebration of Life, Volume 1, published by E. R. Publishing & Communications Ltd., Winnipeg, 2003, ISBN 0-973346-0-5 (paper).

This page was prepared by Angela Graham and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 November 2013

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