Emily Martin (Garrett) was born to a pioneering farm family near Belmont, Manitoba July 7, 1902. Her early schooling took place in Belmont and nearby Baldur, and, she attended Normal School in Brandon.
Emily took classes toward her B.A. at Wesley College, in Winnipeg, the former Methodist school but she graduated from the two year Manitoba College Deaconess Program in 1927 and was designated as a United Church Deaconess in June 10, 1928 by Manitoba Conference. She worked her entire ministry career, from 1927 to 1939, at St. Andrew’s Elgin United Church, in one of Winnipeg’s inner city neighbourhoods. In 1939, (August 23) when she married Jack Garrett, whom she met at St. Andrew’s, she was officially disjoined from the Deaconess Order.
For more biographical detail see Emily Martin Garrett Fonds Description. An item level description of all the photos in the collection is also available there.
Number of Images in the Fonds: 38
Number of Images in this Gallery: 35
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