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Memorable Manitobans: Laura Marguerite Fisher Hammonds (1902-1989)


Born in Rural Municipality of Morton on 13 March 1902, daughter of Annie McCausland (1868-?) and John Fisher (1858-?), she grew up at Boissevain and attended the Brandon Normal School (1919-1920). She taught in rural Manitoba, including at Ninga School (1926-1929), and she served as Principal of Elphinstone School (1929-1931) before joining the teaching staff of the Brandon School District and working at Park School (1932-1933) and David Livingstone School (1933-1939). On 10 December 1938, she married Philip Hammonds (1900-1989) at Brandon and they had a son, Robert Hammonds. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and served on several national committees of the Baptist Church of Canada. She died at the Brandon General Hospital on 4 May 1989 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“The city [Miss Laura Fisher],” Brandon Daily Sun, 5 September 1919, page 5.

“The city [Miss Laura Fisher],” Brandon Daily Sun, 15 June 1920, page 9.

“Few changes in teaching staff as all schools in city open monday morning,” Brandon Daily Sun, 29 August 1936, page 2.

“Around town [The Brandon teachers ...],” Brandon Daily Sun, 9 December 1938, page 10.

“Seniors sit to be fit,” Brandon Sun, 12 November 1987, page 23.

Obituary [Philip Hammonds], Brandon Sun, 1 February 1989, page 17.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 6 May 1989, page 25.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 13 March 2020

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