Mrs. Vernon Kemp Rowe (Kathleen Eugene Leask), c. 1930
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A black and white portrait photograph of Mrs. Vernon Kemp Rowe (Kathleen Eugene Leask) (1903-1958).
Kathleen Rowe was born in Reach Township on March 12, 1903, and was married to Vernon Rowe at Whitby on August 7, 1930. She studied music at the Ontario Ladies' College, Whitby and was an accomplished pianist, teaching piano at the College until her marriage. She taught vocal music in elementary schools in Cartwright Township and piano and vocal music in Port Perry. Mrs. Rowe was Music Supervisor in the Whitby Public and Secondary Schools for 25 years, from 1933 to 1958. Many of her choirs won prizes at the Kiwanis Music Festivals. She was Organist and Choir Leader at St. Mark's United Church for 30 years, and for many years directed the Rotary Minstrel Shows starting in 1947. Mrs. Rowe died at Oshawa General Hospital on January 19, 1958, and is buried at Mount Lawn Cemetery. On December 17, 1959, the Kathleen Rowe Memorial School was opened, the first Whitby School to be named after a person.
Date of Original
c. 1930
Width: 3.5 cm
Height: 4 cm
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 3.5cm
Image Height: 4cm
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Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian copyright law. No restrictions on use.
Reproduction Notes
Scanned from a copy negative.
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Mrs. Vernon Kemp Rowe (Kathleen Eugene Leask), c. 1930

A black and white portrait photograph of Mrs. Vernon Kemp Rowe (Kathleen Eugene Leask) (1903-1958).