Memorable Manitobans: Dorothy Ivy Mudge Jones (c1904-?)
Born in England around 1904, daughter of James Mudge (1877-?) and Florence Evelyn Mudge (c1877-?), she accompanied her parents to Canada in 1908. By 1916, the family had taken up residence in Township 11 Range 4 East of the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie, within the district of the Kawende [Oakville] Post Office, and her father served in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces, first stationed at Camp Hughes. In 1918, she passed grade 9 at Portage la Prairie, overseen by School Inspector Thomas Martin Maguire. She earned a BSc degree (1932) from the University of Manitoba then became a teacher, serving as the Principal of Miami School (1925-1926), Garson School (1927-1930), and Warren School (1933-1934). Around 1936, she was living at Dauphin. On 30 July 1938, she married civil engineer and Transcona resident Llewellyn Edward “Ted” Jones (?, son of William Jones) at St. Lukes Church in Oakville. The newlyweds took a road trip to Toronto, Ontario where they took up residence. Following the birth of a son at Toronto, her whereabouts are unknown.
1916 Canada census, Library and Archives of Canada.
1921 Canada census, Ancestry.
Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.
“Successful outside Winnipeg in grade 8-9 examinations,” Manitoba Free Press, 18 July 1918, page 10.
“University announces additional scholarships,” Manitoba Free Press, 8 June 1928, page 4.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“Degrees [Bachelor of Science],” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 May 1932, page 6.
“Manitoba graduate wins Toronto honor,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 July 1933, page 1.
“Grobb - Gregg,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 October 1936, page 9.
“Transcona notes,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 July 1938, page 3.
“Dorothy Ivy Mudge weds Llewellyn Edward Jones in pretty mid-day bridal,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 July 1938, page 11.
“Dr. and Mrs. L.E. Jones,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 October 1942 page 8.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 21 February 2016