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Memorable Manitobans: Gladys Hope Hines Gavel (1890-1962)


Born at Argyle, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on 8 January 1890, daughter of Barbara Ellen Larkin (1855-1932) and Nehemiah Hines (1844-1912), she lived at Pubnico Head [now Pubnico], became a teacher, and taught locally prior to 1911. Later, she moved west and worked in Manitoba, including as Principal of Lauder School (1919-1920, 1923-1924) as well as teaching at Rosebank School (1921-1922, 1927) and Linwood School (1924-1926, 1927-1928). She returned to Nova Scotia and, on 5 June 1935, married Sydney Adolphus Gavel (1890-1973) at Yarmouth. She died at Annapolis Royal on 20 December 1962 and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Lequille County in Nova Scotia.


1901 & 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

1921 & 1926 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

Marriage registration, Nova Scotia Vital Statistics.

“M,A,C, summer school results are announced [Teaching of History - Part B],” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 20 August 1925, page 7.

Blades and Atkinson 2018 family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 31 October 2020

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