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Memorable Manitobans: Jennie Mason “Jane” Turnbull (1895-1966)

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Jane Turnbull
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Born in the Rural Municipality of Winchester on 10 October 1895, daughter of Albert E. Turnbull and Lucy A. Mann, she had her early education at Brandon Central School, and attended the Regina Normal School. She returned to Brandon as a French instructor in 1918. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago in 1928, and Dean of Women at Brandon College during the 1926-1927 school year. She wrote the book Essential Traits of French-Canadian Poetry. She retired to Coquitlam, British Columbia in 1963 and died at White Rock City on 3 October 1966.


History of Clark Hall women’s residence, S. J. McKee Archives.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Angela Graham and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 October 2014

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