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

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Edna Georgia Mary Russell
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Engineer.

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.

Sources:

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

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