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Memorable Manitobans: Rhoda Power Tennant (1891-1970)

Educator, municipal official.

Born in Brandon on 21 February 1891, daughter of Henry Power and Elizabeth Reynolds, she lived there her entire life, with the exception of twelve years spent in Minnedosa. She taught school in Brandon for several years, was Brandon’s first female Alderman, and was active in Brandon’s United Church community. She was a member of the Brandon YMCA Auxiliary, was active in St. Paul’s United Church, and was a President of the United Church Women (UCW). She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and of the White Shrine of Jerusalem. She died at Brandon on 15 September 1970 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 17 September 1970.

This page was prepared by Angela Graham and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 March 2015

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