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Memorable Manitobans: Kennethe McMahon Haig (1887-1977)

Journalist, author.

Born on a farm near Brandon on 26 January 1887, daughter of Joseph Haig and Elizabeth Broatch (1847-1930), she graduated from the University of Manitoba in arts and worked for the Free Press as a reporter and editorial writer for most of her life. Her columns appeared under the byline “Allison Craig.” She wrote a biography of Cora Hind (1946) and several other biographical works, as well as Precedent to Precedent: The Development of Civil Rights, Great Britain and Canada (1956). She was President of the Canadian Women’s Press Club. She died at Winnipeg on 15 May 1977.

Her articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Kipling in Winnipeg
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 4, Number 2, January 1959

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 May 1977, page 32.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 February 2022

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