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Memorable Manitobans: Daisy Jackson Cottrill (1889-1973)


Born in Rural Municipality of South Dufferin on 18 January 1889, daughter of Alfred Jackson and Martha Emily Vodden (1867-1920), she grew up in the Winnipeg area and resided there for her entire life. She taught school in East Kildonan and was the first Principal of Lord Kitchener School (1915-1926). On 16 May 1928, she married Frank Fielding Cottrill (c1892-1971) at Winnipeg. They had a daughter, Betty Cottrill (wife of E. L. Clark), and resided in St. Vital. She died at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital on 19 March 1973 and was buried in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.


Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“A. Jackson, resident of Province since 1882, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 March 1935, page 19.

“[Miss Betty Cottrill],” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 1954, page 13.

“Aunt’s tea is honor for Betty Cottrill,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 December 1954, page 15.

Obituary [Frank Fielding Cottrill], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 January 1971, page 10.

Winnipeg estate file #672/72, Frank F. Cottrill, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 March 1973, page 45.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 18 March 2017

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