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Memorable Manitobans: Mary Edna Anderson Hodgson (1910-1998)


Born in Rural Municipality of Turtle Mountain on 30 January 1910, daughter of William Anderson (1868-?) and Frances Joynt (1872-?), she attended Normal School and became a teacher. Her career included lengthy tenure at Dand School as teacher (1933-1939) and Principal (1941-1944, 1957-1967). On 20 July 1940, she married Robert Elwood Lindley Hodgson (1914-?, son of Linley Robert Hodgson) at her parents’ Wakopa home and they resided on a farmstead at Dand. She died at her home on 6 June 1998 and was buried in the Riverside Cemetery at Hartney.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Mary Edna Anderson weds in home bridal,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 July 1940, page 11.

Obituary [Lindley Robert Hodgson], Brandon Sun, 14 June 1968, page 14.

“Social and personal [Helen and Bruce Dickie ...],” Shoal Lake Star, 3 November 1983, page 8.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 8 June 1998, page 14.

Riverside Cemetery burial transcriptions, FindAGrave.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 30 December 2018

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