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Memorable Manitobans: Ida Marion Davidson (1887-1963)

Educator, playwright.

Born at Moore Park on 14 October 1887, daughter of James N. Davidson and Annie Kelbourne Guthrie, she taught at Cecil Rhodes School (1912-1914), Albert School (1914-1915), Pinkham School (1915-1918), Dufferin School (1918-1919), and Mulvey School (1919-1920) before receiving a BA degree from the University of Manitoba in 1921. She then received an MA degree from Harvard University in 1925. She returned to Winnipeg to teach at Earl Grey School (1927-1943) where she staged theatrical productions based on her own published plays based on Canadian history, including The Capture of Quebec (1929), Alexander Mackenzie (1932), and Gentlemen Adventurers (1932). She died at Toronto on 14 January 1963 and was buried at London, Ontario.

See also:

Personal Memoirs: The Story of Earl Grey School (1952) by J. D. McLeod

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Master of Arts,” Manitoba Free Press, 24 June 1925, page 6.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 January 1963.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 May 2015

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