Memorable Manitobans: Naomi Mara Moore (1871-1946)
Born at Thistle Hill, Ontario on 14 February 1871, daughter of William W. Moore (1837-?) and Ann Moore (1837-?), she accompanied her family to Manitoba prior to 1891. Settling at Brandon, she became a school teacher, working at Beaver Creek School and New Central School in Brandon. In 1922, following the Brandon Ultimatum, her employment by the Brandon School District was terminated.
She moved to Winnipeg in 1922 and taught (1922-1929) and was Principal (1929-1937) of Seven Oaks School in West Kildonan. In retirement, she was given life membership (1938) in the Manitoba Education Association. She died unmarried at the Conquest Nursing Home in Winnipeg on 17 July 1946 and was buried in the Old Kildonan Cemetery.
1901 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“Portage presentation,” Manitoba Free Press, 23 April 1891, page 4.
“Education meeting concludes,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 April 1938, page 22.
Winnipeg Estate file #35964, Naomi Mara Moore, Archives of Manitoba.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 July 1946, page 8.
Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 19 July 1946, page 17.
We thank Gordon Goldsborough for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 2 May 2022