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Memorable Manitobans: Annie Belle Fraser (1892-1974)


Born at Wroxeter, Ontario on 23 June 1892, youngest of eight children of Douglas Fraser and Catherine Hays, in 1906 the family settled on a farm near Pilot Mound and she completed her education and teacher training in Manitoba. She taught at several places around the province, including La Riviere (1931-1943), Gilbert Plains, Gunton, Brandon, and Pilot Mound, serving as the Principal of La Riviere School (1951-1955). She retired after 47 years of service at Pilot Mound where she was a member of Pilot Mound United Church and the local Rebekah’s Lodge. She died at Pilot Mound on 30 March 1974 and was buried in the Pilot Mound Cemetery.


Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 April 1974, page 79.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 January 2015

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