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Memorable Manitobans: Phyllis Smith Vertz (1911-1990)

Municipal official.

Born at Glenboro on 16 May 1911, daughter of photographer Edgar Smith (1874-1955) and Ada Hall (1875-1945), she was educated at the Glenboro School then worked at the Glenboro Post Office from 1928 to 1937. She then became Assistant Secretary-Treasurer of the Rural Municipality of South Cypress, holding the position until 1950 when her father retired and she became Secretary-Treasurer. She served until retirement in 1976. She also served as Secretary-Treasurer of the newly incorporated Village of Glenboro from 1950 to 1955. On 19 March 1976, she married Martin Vertz. She died at Glenboro on 4 June 1990 and was buried in the Glenboro Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1916 Canada census, Ancestry.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 6 June 1990, page 16.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 June 2022

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