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Memorable Manitobans: Lydia Volio Steer (1867-1959)

Educator.

Born at Ontario in February 1876, daughter of George Steer (1831-1900) and Jane Read (1830-1911), she became a teacher and, in 1901, was living at Hamilton before she came to Winnipeg. She was appointed Principal of Cambridge School in December 1906 and served there through the spring of 1909. She taught at John M. King School from 1910 to 1930, after which she is believed to have retired. From 1911 into the 1930s, she lived at 449 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg. She left Manitoba around 1939 and returned to Ontario, living at London and Lambton County. She died on 17 November 1959 and was buried at Riverview Cemetery in Wallaceburg, Ontario.

Sources:

1901, 1911, and 1916 Canada censes, Library and Archives Canada.

“Attendance about 10,000,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 December 1907, page 2.

“Miss L. Steer,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 August 1938, page 6.

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

Canadian Voter Lists, Ancestry.

Bliss family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 1 February 2015

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