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Memorable Manitobans: Margaret Ellen Crawford Snell (1918-2007)


Born at Beausejour on 3 July 1918, daughter of Margaret Lyall (?-?) and James Duncan Crawford (1884-1941), she attended the Central Normal School in Winnipeg. She taught at Mulvihill School (1940) and was Principal of Springfield School (1942), Mulvihill School (1943-1944), and Balmoral School (1944-1945). On 14 July 1945, she married James Alfred Snell (1919-2011) at St. John’s United Church. They later moved to British Columbia where she died in 2007 and was buried in the Mount Ida Cemetery at Salmon Arm.


Birth [Margret Ellen Crawford], marriage [Margaret Lyall & James Duncan Crawford], and death [James Duncan Crawford] registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Margaret Ellen Crawford weds James Alfred Snell,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 July 1945, page 15.

“Snell-Crawford nuptials held,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 July 1945, page 7.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Mount Ida Cemetery burial transcriptions, FindAGrave.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 24 July 2021

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