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Memorable Manitobans: Leora Edith Fallow Cupples (1911-1986)


Born in the Rural Municipality of Westbourne on 22 November 1911, daughter of Henrietta Buschau (1881-1944) and Gavin “Guy” Fallow (1855-1924), she moved to Winnipeg by 1921 and lived at 121 Lenore Street. She attended Laura Secord School (?-1925), Kelvin High School (1925-?), and Central Normal School, first working as a teacher in rural Manitoba, including as Principal of Moosehorn School (1932-1934). In 1938, she joined the staff of the Winnipeg School District and taught at Greenway School (1938-1940). In the early 1940s, she married David Cupples (1908-1983) and they had a son, Guy Cupples. They moved to British Columbia and took up residence at Delta. She died in a motor vehicle accident at Vancouver on 23 July 1986.


Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 & 1921 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“The death of Gavin Fallow,” Manitoba Free Press, 17 July 1924, page 6.

“Grades 8 and 9 promotions in city schools [Laura Secord],” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 23 July 1925, page 2.

“Kelvin Technical School pass list is announced,” Manitoba Free Press, 7 July 1926, page 2.

“31 teachers get posts on staff,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 June 1938, page 4.

Obituary [Mrs. Gavin Fallow], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 August 1944, page 2.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 1 February 2020

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