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Memorable Manitobans: Dorothy Ruth Matheson (1911-1999)

Educator.

Born on a farm in the RM of Rockwood on 6 July 1911, daughter of Alexander Samuel Matheson and Lila Little (1881-1966), she attended Tecumseh School and Stonewall High School. After receiving teacher training at the Central Normal School, she taught at Eriksdale School (?-?), Highland School (1932), and Stonewall School (?-?) before moving to Winnipeg. She taught in several schools in the Winnipeg School Division, including Elmwood School (1942-1944) and served as Vice-Principal of Lord Selkirk School (1958-1959) and Principal of Inkster School (1962-1969) and Lord Nelson School (1970-1973). She died at Winnipeg on 5 December 1999 and was buried in the Grassmere Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 December 1999, page C10.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 August 2016

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