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Memorable Manitobans: Jane Stuart Douglas (c1892-1977)


Born in Ireland around 1892, she obtained teacher training and took further academic studies in New York State before immigrating to Canada in 1912 where she joined the Winnipeg School District as Principal of McPhillips Street School (1912-1915). She left the classroom to become a stenographer for the Peter Jansen Company in the Grain Exchange Building before teaching at the Success Business College. She returned to the grade-school classoom as a member of the Commercial Department at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate (1926-1952) until retirement. She was a member of the Retired Women Teachers’ Association and Manitoba Historical Society. She died at Central Park Lodge in Winnipeg on 26 April 1977 and donated her body to medical science with later burial in Brookside Cemetery.


1921 & 1926 Canada censuses, Library and Archives Canada.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 April 1977, page 54.

Winnipeg estate files (ATG 0025A), #48/78 Jane S. Douglas, GR5048, Archives of Manitoba.

Brookside Cemetery burial transcriptions, City of Winnipeg.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 4 September 2021

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