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Memorable Manitobans: Clarissa Graham “Clara” Rowe (1872-1945)

Teacher, journalist.

Born in Ontario on 7 June 1872, she was educated at the Almonte and Smiths Falls High Schools, Perth Model School, and the Ottawa Normal School. She taught school prior to her marriage, on 29 December 1898, to William J. Rowe, after which she moved to Manitoba, eventually residing at Manitou. While her husband was overseas as a member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the First World War, she edited The Manitou Western Canadian on his behalf. She served on the Manitou Consolidated School Board and was a member of the Women’s Institute, Canadian Press Association (serving as the first woman in Canada ever appointed to its executive), and Anglican church. Her recreations included tennis and golfing. She died on 1 November 1945 and was buried in the Manitou Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration, Ancestry.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

“Newspaper co-editor, Mrs. W. J. Rowe, dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 November 1945, page 4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 November 2010

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