Memorable Manitobans: Evelyn Beatrice Halsall (1919-2005)
Born at Winnipeg on 9 March 1919 to Emily Beatrice Baker (1894-1986) and James Halsall (1885-1966), she found her passion in the sport of softball and participated in league play from 1942 to 1954. She starred in centre field for the senior girls’ champions, the St. Vital Tigerettes, in 1949 and 1950, as well as for championship teams in 1951, 1952, and 1954. She was named to the Greater Winnipeg Senior Girls League first all-star team in 1947, 1948, 1950, 1952, and 1953 and to the second team in 1949, 1951, and 1954. Outstanding defensively, she was the Tigerettes clean-up hitter and frequently contended for the league batting title. In 2004, she was inducted into the Manitoba Softball Hall of Fame. She died at Winnipeg on 16 June 2005 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.
Marriage registration [Emily Beatrice Baker, James Halsall], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary [James Halsall], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 July 1966, page 25.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 June 2005.
Evelyn Halsall, 2004 Inductees, Softball Manitoba.
Evelyn Beatrice Halsall, Pohl Family Tree, Ancestry.
This page was prepared by Lois Braun.
Page revised: 11 January 2022