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Memorable Manitobans: Dorothy Ruth Matheson (1911-1999)


Born on a farm in the RM of Rockwood on 6 July 1911, daughter of Lila Little (1881-1966) and Alexander Samuel Matheson, 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 (1941-1944) 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.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 April 2020

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