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Memorable Manitobans: Eva Matilda Ferguson (1898-?)

Educator, historian.

Born at Dauphin on 28 November 1898, daughter of Robert G. Ferguson and Mary Grace Barker (1872-1946), she taught at Spruce Creek School (1922-1924), Molson School (1927-1928), Spring Valley School (?-?), and Birtle Indian Residential School (1959-1960). In 1955 and 1957, she received Margaret McWilliams Medals for her work in documenting the history of Dauphin and Winnipegosis, respectively. After the death of her father, she moved to British Columbia where she spent 30 years teaching in Indigenous communities. She celebrated her 104th birthday in 2002.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“104 years young,” Dauphin Herald, 19 November 2002, page 39.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 June 2018

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