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Memorable Manitobans: Marion Leucinda White Verge (1893-1990)

Music teacher.

Born at Glasgow, Montana on 9 July 1893, daughter of Henry Wilbert and Sarah Jane White, she moved with her family to Roland, Manitoba at the age of six. She received a ATCM in piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music, studied violin with John Waterhouse and organ at Grace Methodist Church in Winnipeg. She taught piano, violin and music theory at Roland and later at Winnipeg. On 17 November 1928, she married Morton Whitman Verge (?-1964) of Myrtle, Manitoba. The family moved to Winnipeg in 1940. She was a life member of the Women’s Missionary Society, a charter member of the Manitoba Registered Music Teachers’ Association, and a member of Besthesda Church and the American Women’s Club of Winnipeg. She died at Winnipeg on 3 March 1990 and was buried in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

“Marion L. Verge”, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 July 1988, page 26.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 March 1990, page 25.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 February 2011

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