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Memorable Manitobans: Pearl Nama Broadworth Harrison (1885-1969)


Born in Ontario on 16 August 1885, daughter of educator Robert Jackson Broadworth (1845-1913) and Phoebe Alma Barrager (1855-1908), she moved to Neepawa with her family in the early 1900s. She taught at Holyrood School (1906-1909), Starbuck School (1909), and was later Principal of Franklin Union School (1912-1915), Sanford School (1915-1916), and Pipestone School (1917-1918). In 1916, she was teaching near Calgary, Alberta. In 1919, she married John George Harrison (1888-1976) at Calgary. They settled at Crossfield and had three children: William J. Harrison (c1922-?), Ellen Harrison (c1923-?), and James Robert Harrison (1923-1944). She died in 1969.


1901, 1916, 1921, & 1926 Canada Censes, Library and Archives Canada.

1906 Canada Census, Automated Genealogy.

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

James Robert Harrison, Aircrew Remembered.

Chambers family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 12 February 2020

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