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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: Ruth Mary Ida Clingan (1874-1967)

Educator, historian.

Born in Ontario in March 1874, she taught school at Virden prior to her marriage to George Clingan at Winnipeg on 17 September 1902. They had a daughter, Dorothy Mary Clingan (b 1904, wife of James N. Hobson). Active in politics and community service, in her 80s she wrote The Virden Story about the history of Virden and surrounding districts. She left Virden late in life and resided with her daughter at Grenfell, Saskatchewan and later Powell River, British Columbia, dying at the latter place on 27 January 1967. She was buried in the Virden Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 January 1967. [Biographical Scrapbook B14, Manitoba Legislative Library]

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 1 February 1967, page 14.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 January 2017

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