Memorable Manitobans: Mildred Grace Musgrove (1902-2001)
Born at Boissevain on 14 July 1902, daughter of Lucy Eleanor Irvine (1872-1968) and C. Christopher Musgrove (1868-1941), she attended Boissevain School, Brandon Normal School, Winnipeg Normal School, Dominion Business College, Wesley College, and the University of Manitoba. In a teaching career spanning over 33 years, she taught at many rural schools. She was a discerning high-school English teacher who, while teaching in Neepawa, recognized and fostered the talent of young Margaret Laurence. Curling and golf were lifelong passions and she opened the Neepawa Scott Tournament of Hearts in 1990. She also travelled world-wide. She died at Boissevain on 22 February 2001.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“W. T. Musgrove funeral rites on Wednesday,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 December 1941, page 20.
Margaret Laurence, Encyclopedia.com.
Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
Page revised: 25 November 2016
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