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Memorable Manitobans: Jennie Johnson (1889-1980)


Born at Winnipeg on 7 January 1889, daughter of Sigurlaug Gislason, she taught at Principal Sparling School (1913-1930) and was the Principal of George V School (1942-1946) and Fort Rouge School (1946-1949). She retired in 1949. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church. She died at Selkirk on 30 May 1980 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

“Inga Johnson, former Gimli matron, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 5 January 1948, page 3.

“Retiring teachers honored by Board,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 June 1949, page 11.

“Minister reminisces: girl chased him home,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 May 1962, page 4.

Photo caption, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 December 1972, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 June 1980, page 43.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 February 2018

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