Frideborg Winblad aka Boj Winblad; elementary school teacher in Härnösand, Sweden, who went on to become Sweden"s first female educational administrator.
Frideborg was the daughter of Anton Julius Winblad I (1828–1901), the church organist and the first schoolteacher of Ytterlännäs, Sweden. And Elsa Maria Elisabeth Näslund (1829-1907). Frideborg was born in Anundsjö, Västernorrland, Sweden.
Elsa"s father was the vicar of Ytterlännäson She also had a half sister: Antonette Kristina Winblad (1854-?) from the marriage of her father to Margareta Kristina Höglund I (1819-1853) aka Greta Stina Höglund, who died during childbirth. Frideborg graduated from the "s School in Umeå in 1896 at age 27.
She moved to Härnösand on October 5, 1896, and lived at #137, 8th quarter in the city.
In 1900 she was still living in Härnösand by herself and was working as a "lärarinna". Her father died in 1901 and her mother in 1907, after which she became the director of a seminary training college in Härnösand.
She retired in 1929. In 1939 a scholarship was created in her name.
Frideborg died on November 30, 1964 at the Fristad Nursing Home, Härnösand, Sweden. An obituary in Västernorrlands Allehanda on December 2, 1964, translated from Swedish, noted that:
"The former local principal Mission Frideborg Winblad, Härnösand, died on Monday at the nursing home Fristad, where she resided her last years.
She was 95 years old. Frideborg Winblad was one of the country’s notable women in the area of elementary school education.
She was even vice chairman of the board of directors for the elementary school teacher’s association for a long succession of years.
Frideborg Winblad was born in Bredbyn, where her father was cantor. After graduation from the elementary school teacher program in Umeå in 1896, she came to the elementary school in Härnösand as a teacher and in 1907 became head of the school. This post she held until 1929, when she retired.
When government authorities in her time set into motion an investigation on better developmental possibilities for teacher education and preparation of proposals for new teaching plans, Mission Winblad was called to participate on the work as the only female member of the committee.