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Taught high school at 15

Here’s one last item from the April 29 1936 edition of the Toronto Daily Star. This is an article about a woman who was about to turn 85 who had been a high school teacher in the 1860s.

Once again, I felt compelled to indulge my morbid curiosity: I looked Mrs. De La Matter up in the Toronto city directories to try to find out how long she lasted.

The 1936 Toronto city directory lists her at 126 Windermere Avenue, and lists Guy De La Matter, presumably her son or another relative, at 8 Marion. Since the 1935 directory lists both of them at 126 Windermere and the 1937 directory lists both of them at 8 Marion, I think this was a directory update failure.

Unfortunately, Mrs. De La Matter did not get to celebrate many more birthdays. The 1938 directory also lists both of them at 8 Marion, but the 1939 directory lists Guy at 1495 Dundas West and does not list her.

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