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Memorable Manitobans: Marion Anderson (1901-1983)

Educator.

Born at Gilbert Plains on 26 March 1901, daughter of Catherine “Katie” Adams (1877-?) and David Anderson (1861-?), she taught at Dauphin before moving to East Kildonan in 1930, where she taught at Polson School (1930-1940), Prince Edward School (1941-1950), and Salisbury School (1950-1954). She went on to be Principal of Neil Campbell School (1956-1959), Salisbury School (1959-1961), Lord Wolseley School (1961-1964), and returned to the classroom at John Henderson Junior High School (1962-1966). She died at Winnipeg on 2 December 1983.

Sources:

Birth registration [Marion Anderson], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 & 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.

“Principal honored,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 June 1959, page 8.

“100 years of teaching recorded,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 May 1966, page 59.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 December 1983, page 38.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 19 November 2022

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