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Memorable Manitobans: Estelle Maud Hamilton (1875-1946)

Educator.

Born in Grey County, Ontario on 27 November 1875, daughter of Alexander G. Hamilton (1853-?) and Ann Deavitt (1855-?), the family moved to Winnipeg in 1881. She graduated from the University of Manitoba and worked as a teacher in the Winnipeg School Division, serving as Principal of Isbister School from 1916 to 1938, when she retired. She was an active member of the University Women’s Club and the Winnipeg Red Cross. She died at Winnipeg on 25 February 1946 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Miss E. Hamilton, former school principal, dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 February 1946, page 21.

A list of burials in this cemetery is available from the Manitoba Genealogical Society, including a searchable online database available to members at the MGS Manitoba Name Index (MANI). Some additional information is contained in the 1996 MGS publication Carved in Stone: Manitoba Cemeteries and Burial Sites, revised edition, Special Projects Publication, 106 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 December 2012

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