Memorable Manitobans: Hazel Frances McFee McCallum (1895-1987)
Born at Clear Lake, South Dakota on 22 September 1895, daughter of Donald C. McFee and Catherine Adelia McNaughton (1870-1949), she immigrated to Canada in 1902 and lived in Saskatchewan (1906) before moving to Manitoba with her parents and siblings around 1910, taking up residence at 101 Horace Street in St. Boniface. She taught at Tache School / Queen Elizabeth School (c1913-1960) for 47 years before retiring in June 1960, purportedly a record at the time for contiguous teaching at a single institution. She taught Grades 1 through 6, with class sizes ranging from 26 to 57 students. On 1 September 1962, she married Allan Wilson McCallum (1898-1982) at Winnipeg and retired to Mission, British Columbia where she later died on 12 March 1987.
Birth registration, South Dakota Department of Health.
1906 and 1921 Canada censes, Ancestry.
1916 Canada census, Library and Archives of Canada.
Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.
Obituary [Donald C. Mcfee], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 January 1947, page 15.
“Mrs D. C. McPhee dies in Norwood,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 February 1949, page 20.
“Miss Hazel McFee,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 June 1960, page 7.
Obituary [Doris Jane Davie], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 January 1987, page 41.
Race-Mackey families tree, Ancestry.
Henderson’s Winnipeg Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 14 April 2014
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