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Memorable Manitobans: Effie McCaskill (1873-1938)


Born in Scotland on 29 May 1871, daughter of Marion Shaw (1848-1920) and Donald McCaskill (1837-1917), as young child she accompanied her family to Canada in 1873. She attained her third-class teaching certificate from Portage la Prairie Normal School in 1890 and taught at Livingstone School (1897), Gilbert Plains School, Petrel School (1916), Irwinton School, Bunclody School, New Haven School, and was Principal of Stuartburn School (1929-1930). She died at the Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg on 13 February 1938 and was buried in the Gladstone Cemetery.


Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“List of the candidates,” Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 10 July 1890, page 2.

“Deaths and funerals [Miss Effie McCaskill, of Gladstone],” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 February 1938, page 9.

Winnipeg estate file #25962, Effie McCaskill, Archives of Manitoba.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 29 March 2018

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