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Memorable Manitobans: Malinda Maria “Linda” Mackenzie (1877-1952)

Educator.

Born at Brantford, Kansas on 25 October 1877, daughter of Duncan Mackenzie and Annie Macdonald, she moved to Ontario in 1892 where she taught school before moving to Winnipeg in 1909. She taught at Norquay School (1914-1918), William Whyte School, and Lord Selkirk School before being made Principal of Elmwood School (1930-1939), after which she retired. She was an active volunteer with the Red Cross where she chaired the canvass of Winnipeg school teachers (1946-1951). She worked in the Red Cross Lodge at Deer Lodge and was a member of the women’s work committee. She moved to Victoria, British Columbia two months prior to her death on 1 February 1952.

Sources:

“Retired teachers active work wins high praise,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 January 1952, page 10.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Ex-city teacher dies in Victoria,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 February 1952, page 22.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 22 February 2015

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