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Memorable Manitobans: May Victoria Wright (1889-1978)

Educator.

Born in Quebec on 25 May 1889, daughter of Adam Wright (1838-1906) and Mary J. Wright (1845-1930), she grew up in Winnipeg and took teacher training. She was the Principal of John H. Gunn School (1910-1911) in West Kildonan after which she joined the Winnipeg School Division, teaching at Aberdeen School (1911-1920), Champlain School (1921-1924), General Wolfe School (1924-1927), and Greenway School (1927-1946). She then retired and moved to British Columbia, where she died at Vancouver on 6 April 1978.

Sources:

Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Departmental exam reports,” Manitoba Free Press, 28 July 1906, page 5.

Death notice [Adam Wright], Manitoba Free Press, 28 September 1906, page 16.

1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

Death notice [Mary Jane Wright], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 November 1930, page 19.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 12 August 2015

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