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Memorable Manitobans: Mary Jane Dalton (1869-1955)

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Mary Jane Dalton
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Born at London, England on 19 June 1869, she came to Canada around 1895 and eventually settled at Winnipeg where was the first Principal of Havergal College (1901-1906) before stepping down on account of illness. In 1912, she traveled to the Yukon, and onto Japan before returning to Canada. She moved to British Columbia around 1919 and resided at North Vancouver. She would often stop in Winnipeg when travelling to or from from her native England. She died at North Vancouver on 9 August 1955. She is commemorated by a two-storey building at Balmoral Hall, erected in 1961.


Death registrations [Martha Jane Dalton], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Havergal Principal,” Winnipeg Tribune, 25 August 1906, page 16.

“Oak Lake news,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 July 1912, page 9.

“Birthday congratulations to,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 June 1929, page 15.

“To visit in Winnipeg,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 May 1935, page 11.

“New residence opened for Balmoral Hall,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 September 1961, page 12.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 9 November 2014

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