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Memorable Manitobans: Mabel Elizabeth White Sanburn (1889-1967)

Educator.

Born at Winnipeg on 5 May 1889, daughter of Arthur White and Ruth Frances Mowat, she trained as a teacher in the early 1900s then taught school in the Winnipeg School Division, at Luxton School (1913-1919), and serving as Principal of Lord Nelson School (1919-1925). On 31 December 1924, she married William George Sanburn (1875-1963) at Winnipeg and they subsequently had two sons. She died at Winnipeg on 20 February 1967 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Big batch of new teachers,” Manitoba Free Press, 30 July 1903, page 11.

“Teachers’ and entrance exams,” Manitoba Free Press, 3 August 1904, page 11.

Death notice [Harold Arthur Sanburn], Winnipeg Tribune, 15 June 1926, page 19.

“The spirit of Luxton,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 October 1957, page 29.

Obituary [William George Sanburn], Winnipeg Free Press, 1 June 1963, page 34.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 February 1967, page 35.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 22 February 2016

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