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Memorable Manitobans: Jennie Johnson (1889-1980)

Educator.

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.

Sources:

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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