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Memorable Manitobans: Elva Jane Robertson (1901-1959)

Educator.

Born at the RM of South Norfolk on 28 October 1901, daughter of James H. Robertson (1875-?) and Edith Jane Flack (1876-?), she was educated at Treherne School and the University of Manitoba. She moved to Winnipeg around 1924 and taught at Strathcona School (1936-1947) after which she was Principal of Sir Sam Steele School (1947-1948). She provided in-hospital education to invalid youth at the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital (1949-1959). She was a member of Knox United Church. She died, unmarried, at the Grace Hospital on 26 January 1959 and was buried in Treherne Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada Census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Miss E. J. Anderson, former principal, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 January 1959, page 29.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 31 October 2014

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