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Memorable Manitobans: Emilie Musgrave Boswell (1886-1955)

Journalist, librarian.

Born at Winnipeg on 14 November 1886, daughter of C. M. Boswell and Emily Maria Lasher, in 1915 she started reporting for the women’s page of the Winnipeg Tribune, remaining there until 1945 when she became head librarian for the newspaper. She retired in 1948. She was a member of St. Luke’s Anglican Church and was a President of the Winnipeg Women’s Press Club. She died at Winnipeg on 18 May 1955, unmarried, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Retired newspaper libraries dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 May 1955, page 28.

Winnipeg Free Press necrology files. [University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, Winnipeg Elite Study, G. Friesen Fonds, Mss 154, Box 15, File 16]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 November 2009

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