Collection 1986.375 - Edna M. Reeve Collection

Brandon College Staff, pre-1912 Brandon College - Academic Class of 1912 Clark Hall / Original Building (Brandon College) Woman in Witch Costume Brandon College Interior "Vote for Women" Cast

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Edna M. Reeve Collection

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CA DHM 1986.375

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Six photographic postcards: b/w, 14 x 9 cm

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(1913-1991)

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Edna Maude Reeve (nee Cornwall) was a schoolteacher in Brandon, Manitoba and surrounding area. She was born on October 20, 1913 near Windthorst, Saskatchewan, the eldest of four daughters. Her parents were Esther Cornwall (nee Forke) (1892-1984) and Nova Scotia-born farmer Charles R. Cornwall (1889-1980), and her great-uncle was Senator Robert Forke (1859-1934). In 1940, Edna married Kenneth A. Reeve (1908-1965), a grain buyer from Grenfell, Manitoba, with whom she had four children. She taught for 23 years in Saskatchewan, Brandon, and southwestern Manitoba. She was a member of the Naomi Rebekah Lodge No. 6 and volunteered with Central United Church, Canadian Cancer Society, and the Canadian Diabetes Association. Edna died on January 15, 1991 at age 77.

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It is unclear how Edna Reeve came to possess this collection, as neither she nor anyone in her immediate family attended Brandon College. It is possible the postcards belonged to her first cousin once removed, Marjorie Berg (nee Forke) (1899-1991), who attended the college in 1917. Forke was the daughter of Senator Robert Forke (1859-1934) and cousin of Edna's mother, Esther I. Cornwall (nee Forke).

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The collection consists of six photographic postcards of Brandon College staff, students, and buildings.

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Donated by Edna M. Reeve (nee Cornwall) in 1986.

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It is unclear how Edna Reeve came to possess this collection, as neither she nor her immediate family attended Brandon College. It is possible the postcards belonged to her first cousin once removed, Marjorie Berg (nee Forke) (1899-1991), who attended the college in 1917. Forke was the daughter of Senator Robert Forke (1859-1934) and cousin of Edna's mother, Esther I. Cornwall (nee Forke).

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Revised by Eva Janssen in August 2023.

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  • English

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Winnipeg Tribune, January 21, 1941, p. 2; January 28, 1961, p. 28.
Winnipeg Free Press, October 5, 1940, p. 12.
Brandon Sun, November 28, 1984, p. 26; January 17, 1991, p. 22.
Brandon Daily Sun, September 26, 1917, p. 8.
Find-a-Grave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/162360146/thomas-forke; https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/208605078/marjorie-isabel-berg

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