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Memorable Manitobans: Charlotte Annie Williams Harrison (1919-2014)

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Charlotte Annie Williams Harrison
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Community activist.

Born at Manitou on 3 December 1919, daughter of Sarah Jane “Annie” Atkinson (?-1977) and Frederick “Fred” Williams (1888-1984), she moved with her family to a farm near Laurier when she was 15 years old. There she met and, on 6 September 1940, married James Elymer Harrison (1915-1981) and they subsequently had seven children. She was instrumental, along with Mildred Allan, in establishing the Canadian National Railway Station at McCreary. She died at The Pas on 16 September 2014.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Frederick Williams], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 October 1984, page 42.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 September 2014.

We thank Frances Kasper and Barbara Rasmussen for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 November 2021

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