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Memorable Manitobans: Rebecca Walker Rodgers (1858-1939)

Educator.

Born at Tilsonburg, Ontario on 25 December 1858, she came to Winnipeg in 1885 and worked as a teacher at Carlton School. She was appointed Principal of Isbister School in 1898, serving for five years. After a two-year leave of absence, she taught at the Central Collegiate until becoming Primary Supervisor in 1911, a position that she held until retirement in 1927. She served on the original board of the Winnipeg YWCA, formed in 1897, and was a long-time member of Knox United Church. She died, unmarried, at Winnipeg on 18 October 1939.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Rebecca Rodgers, teachers, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 October 1939, page 7.

Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce, Winnipeg School Division, Education Resource Centre.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 December 2013

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