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Memorable Manitobans: Leona Rebecca Chapman (1864-1924)


Born at Oshawa, Ontario on 3 August 1864, she joined the staff of the Winnipeg School Board in August 1891 and taught for 22 years in Winnipeg schools, at Norquay School (1891-1901) and as Principal of Albert School (1901-1912, 1913-1914). She retired on account of failing health and moved to the United States in pursuit of warmer climate. She died, unmarried, at Los Angeles, California on 17 May 1924.


“School Board,” Manitoba Free Press, 12 August 1891, page 8.

1901 & 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 26 May 1924, page 2.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 30 September 2016

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