Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 138 years

 


MHS
Events


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: Mary Coyne Rowell (1870-c1942)

College lecturer.

Born at London, Ontario in December 1870, daughter of Joseph and Nancy Green Rowell, sister of politician Newton W. Rowell (co-chair of the Rowell-Sirois Commission), she was educated at thte Ontario Ladies’ College (Whitby, Ontario), Victoria College, and the University of Toronto. She did postgraduate work at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and spent nineteen months in Europe studying French and German. She also attended the University of Munich. She served as President of the Victoria College YWCA from 1897 to 1898 and was a member of the Alumnae Association of Victoria College and University Women’s Club of Toronto. She came to Manitoba in 1910 and lectured in French at Wesley College, later serving as the first Dean of Women, and helping to construct the first residence for women at the college.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

“Plan memorial scholarships in the honor of two women”, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 November 1942, page 8.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 February 2010

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.