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Memorable Manitobans: Isabella I. “Belle” Drummond (c1886-?)


Born in Scotland around 1886, she took teacher training and came to Canada in 1912. She resided at several locations around Winnipeg, including at 916 Corydon (c1913-1914) and at the Muskoka Apartments (1916) with two possible relatives, Catherine Drummond (c1880-?) and Effie Drummond (c1892-?), and joined the Winnipeg School District as a teacher (1912-1917) and Principal (1915-1917) at McPhillips Street School. In July 1917, she tendered her resignation to the School Board, after which her whereabouts are unknown.


1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“16 women Principals in Winnipeg schools,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 March 1917, page 5.

“School Board to borrow $100,000 to finance work,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 July 1917, page 5.

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

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 14 September 2021

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