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Memorable Manitobans: Edith Deacon Jamieson (1900-?)

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Edith Deacon Jamieson
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Educator.

Born in Rat Portage [Kenora], Ontario on 20 September 1900, daughter of Thomas Russ Deacon and Lily Dingman (1871-1945), her family moved to Winnipeg around 1902. She graduated from Ohio’s Oberlin College then worked for the Winnipeg School Division as Principal of the Ellen Street Kindergarten (1922-1928), after which she married Gordon Leslie Jamieson (?-?) at Young United Church on 21 April 1928. The couple had at least two children, Gordon Thomas Jamieson (b 1938) and Nancy Jamieson, and resided locally, initially at the Lucerne Apartments. In 1934, they moved to Toronto, Ontario and were living there at the time of her father’s death in 1955. Her later whereabouts are unknown.

Sources:

1901 and 1906 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

“Developing the young idea by the play route,” Winnipeg Tribune, 12 April 1924, page 3.

““May Time" brings bevy of fair travellers,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 May 1924, page 7.

“The marriage of Miss Edith Deacon,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 April 1928, page 7.

“Smart setting for wedding event in Young Church,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 April 1928, page 6.

[Photo caption, Mrs. Gordon Jamieson], Winnipeg Tribune, 28 April 1928, page 44.

“Engagement announced,” Winnipeg Tribune, 31 March 1928, page 10.

“Farewell tea is charming event before departure,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 September 1934, page 7.

“Mr. and Mrs. Gordon L. Jamieson,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 June 1938, page 10.

[Photo caption], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 June 1940, page 10.

Death notice [Lily D. Deacon], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 April 1945, page 15.

“Former Winnipeg Mayor dies after colorful life,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 May 1955, page 3.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 29 August 2017

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