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Memorable Manitobans: Rufus Freeman Meadows (1879-1962)


Born in Ontario on 26 November 1879, son of Charles Meadows (1856-?) and Catharine Meadows (1859-?), he worked on the family farm prior to taking teacher training. His career included time in rural Manitoba, teaching at Winnipegosis School (1911) and service as Principal of Starbuck School (1911-1912), Birtle School (1912-1913), and Hartney School (1921-1922), and at Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan (c1916). On 13 August 1912, he married Esther Eva Ella Beatrice Wallace (1884-1972) at Winnipeg and they had two daughters: E. Beatrice Elaine Meadows (1913-2011) and Marguerite Meadows. He died on 13 February 1962 and was buried at Toronto, Ontario.


Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 & 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“Results of teachers’ examinations announced,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 July 1911, page 3.

In Memoriam, Ottawa Journal, 13 February 1963, page 38.

Obituary [Ella Beatrice Meadows], Ottawa Journal, 17 April 1972, page 28.

York Cemetery transcriptions, FindAGrave.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 2 April 2018

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