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Memorable Manitobans: Florence May Rose Brown (1893-1981)

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Born in the Rural Municipality of Odanah on 24 April 1893, a daughter of Henry Rose and Prudence McKinney (1856-1927), on 3 August 1911 she married Edward James Brown (?-?) and they had eight children. In 1970, she was awarded a Manitoba Centennial Medal by the Manitoba Historical Society for her contributions to the promotion of local history and establishment of the Pioneer Home Museum at Minnedosa. She died at Minnedosa on 25 March 1981 and was buried in the Basswood Cemetery.

Her articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Odanah
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 5, Number 2, January 1960

Early Days of Minnedosa
MHS Transactions, Series 3, 1964-65 Season

Atmospheric Environment Plaque for Minnedosa
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 18, Number 2, Autumn 1972

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 April 1981, page 59.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 June 2017

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