Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 142 years

Memorable Manitobans: Edna Georgia Mary Russell (1913-?)

Click to enlarge

Edna Georgia Mary Russell
Click to enlarge


Born at Winnipeg on 1 June 1913, daughter of building contractor Edward Russell (1880-?) and Kydippe Roupas (1886-?), in 1938 she received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Manitoba then did postgraduate work at the University of Southern California. She later returned to Manitoba and, in 1946, received a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the University, the first woman in Manitoba to do so.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1926 Canada census, FamilySearch.

“Society,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 May 1938, page 12.

“682 university graduates get degrees Wednesday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 May 1946, page 13.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 September 2021

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. We acknowledge that the collection contains both reputable and disreputable people. All are worth remembering as a lesson to future generations.

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

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Firsts | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

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

© 1998-2021 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.