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Publication: Nanaimo in the 1890's
Title: School Teachers
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The ten teachers in Nanaimo were Isabel Brown, James Galloway, Abbie Gardiner, Marion Gordon, Pauline Haarer, Flora Hart, Lucy Mebius, Christina Pool, J. H. Secord, and William J. Spear. Only Spear was a householder, the others were lodgers. All of the teachers lived in respectable circumstances. Pauline Haarer and Christina Pool, for instance, lived with their widowed mothers, while Lucy Mebuis boarded with the family of civil engineer Elijah Priest. The teachers were young, between 16 and 23 years old, and they were all Protestants.