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Memorable Manitobans: Mary French (1876-1971)


Born at Dundee, Scotland in 1876, she married Frederick French (1872-1947) and immigrated to Canada in 1908, initially residing in Saskatchewan. The couple had three children: Frederick M. French (1903-?), Isabel French (1905-?, wife of M. Richard), and Mary French (1909-?, wife of John Morrison). They later moved to Winnipeg where she was Principal of Cambridge School (1915-1918), afterwards teaching at Pinkham School (1918-1920) and Riverview School (1921-1931). She died at Winnipeg on 30 April 1971 and was buried in the St. Vital Cemetery.


1911 & 1921 Canada censes, Ancestry.

“Brandon School Board censured by pedagogues,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 December 1922, page 17.

Obituary [Frederick French], Winnipeg Free Press, 1 December 1947, page 10.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 May 1971, page 14.

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

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 14 February 2015

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