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Memorable Manitobans: Dora May Little Lowry (1896-1995)

Educator.

Born at Boissevain on 7 January 1896, daughter of William Little (1855-?) and Isabelle “Belle” Wells (1868-?), she became a teacher and worked many years in the Winnipeg School Division. She taught at Lord Selkirk School (1921-1929) and Glenwood School / Glenelm School (1929-1944) prior to becoming Principal (1944-1961) of the latter. On 8 June 1946, she married Edwin T. “Ted” Lowry (c1890-1954). Following her retirement in June 1961, she moved to British Columbia and died there at West Vancouver on 30 July 1995.

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“[Mr. and Mrs. Edwin T. Lowry],” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 July 1946, page 8.

Death notice [Edwin T. Lowry], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 February 1954, page 20.

Obituary [Edwin T. Lowry], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 February 1954, page 19.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 2 October 2017

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