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Memorable Manitobans: Florence Hope McKinnon “Flora” Bowman (1900-1966)

Educator.

Born at Arnaud on 7 January 1899, daughter of Donald McKinnon (1863-?) and Mary McKinnon (1873-?), she took teacher training and, on 26 December 1923, married George Henry Bowman (1891-1953) of Gunton at Winnipeg. They had three children: George Bowman, Jewel Bowman (wife of Mr. J. Trawin), and Kathleen Bowman. She worked at East St. Paul School and was later Principal of East St. Paul School / Dr. F. W. L. Hamilton School (?-1965) until retirement in June 1965. Following a lengthy illness, she died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 29 January 1966 and was buried in the Victoria Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [George Henry Bowman], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 September 1953, page 25.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 January 1966, page 23.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 15 February 2015

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