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Memorable Manitobans: Clara G. Walsh (1872-?)


Born in England on 10 February 1872, daughter of Jane Walsh (1849-?), she immigrated with her family to Canada in 1892 and settled at Winnipeg. She attended the Winnipeg Collegiate Institute and Central Normal School, earned a BA degree from the University of Manitoba, and obtained her first class diploma and professional first class certificates in 1890. As a teacher in the Winnipeg School Division, she worked at Carlton School (1891-1894) and Fort Rouge School where she taught (1899-1900) and was Principal (1900-1901) before returning to the classroom at the Winnipeg Collegiate Institute (1901-1903). She taught Sunday School at the Young Methodist Church and was Treasurer for the YWCA (1903). She resigned her teaching position in July 1903, after which her whereabouts are unknown.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Collegiate school,” Manitoba Daily Free Press, 23 December 1886, page 4.

“The scroll of honor,” Manitoba Daily Free Press, 3 June 1898, page 7.

“Board of Education,” Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 21 February 1890, page 4.

“Provincial schools,” Manitoba Daily Free Press, 24 February 1890, page 5.

“Y.W.C.A. prospers,” Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 2 June 1903, page 4.

“School Board recommends sewing,” Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 15 July 1903, page 3.

“Handsome church for Methodists,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 April 1907, page 5.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 24 August 2015

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