Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 138 years

 


MHS
Events


Fall
Field Trip:
Ukrainian
Settlement


Manitoba
History

No. 84


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


Digitized
Local History
Books


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

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

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2017 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.