Memorable Manitobans: Sarah Mahan Wood “Sara” Edwards (1886-1976)
Born in the Rural Municipality of Montcalm on 5 April 1886, daughter of Catherine Mahan (1846-1908) and Samuel S. “Sam” Wood (1846-?), she attended teacher training (1906) at the Central Normal School in Winnipeg. Her teaching career included rural and suburban locations around Manitoba, including at Morton School (1910-1911), Britannia School (1913-1917), and in the East Kildonan School District No. 14 at Polson School (1920-1923), Lord Wolseley School (1923-1924, Principal), and Lord Kitchener School (1927-1929). She left the classroom in December 1929 and, on 1 January 1930, married Andrews Lett Edwards (?-1958) at East Kildonan. They had no children and farmed in the Rural Municipality of Thompson before retiring to Manitou by the 1950s and then finally to Miami by later that decade. She died at the Morden District General Hospital on 17 July 1976 and was buried in the Miami Cemetery.
Birth [Sarah Main Wood, sic & Henry Seale Wood] and marriage [Sara Molian Wood & Andrew Edwards, sic] registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“Second Class Normal,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 January 1906, page 5.
Morden estate file (ATG 0064A), #9441 Andrews Lett Edwards, GR0348, Archives of Manitoba.
Obituary [Henry Seale Wood], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 June 1967, page 27.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 July 1976, page 21.
Portage la Prairie estate file (ATG 0064A), #14832 Sarah Edwards, GR2426, Archives of Manitoba.
Miami Cemetery burial transcriptions, FindAGrave.
Manitou Cemetery burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Gordon Goldsborough for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 13 January 2023