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Memorable Manitobans: Lucy Evaline Mills “Eva” Horn (1907-1995)


Born in the Rural Municipality of Assiniboia on 28 September 1907, daughter of Sarah Ann Bent (1881-1949) and Frederick Mills (1883-1944), she grew up at the family farmstead at 15-21-6W in the Rural Municipality of Eriksdale before returning to attend Daniel McIntyre Collegiate. In 1926, she graduated from the Central Normal School and taught in rural Manitoba, including at Nord School (1926-1927), Sprague School (?-?), near Ste. Rose (?-?), Grand Marais School (1930-1932, Principal), and Dunlop School (1933-1937). While at Grand Marais, she met Johannes [John] “Jack” Horn (1893-1973), and they were married at the St. Paul’s Church manse by Reverend P. T. Pilkey on 1 December 1937. They had two daughters, one of whom was Audrey Gwendolyn Horn (1938-2015), and initially lived in the Toronto Block on Toronto Street in Winnipeg. Later, they settled at 172 Birchdale Avenue in Norwood, where she was a member of the Norwood United Church and United Church Women #14. She died at the Middlechurch Home on 13 September 1995.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

1926 Canada censes, Library and Archives Canada.

“Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mills [...],” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 October 1937, page 10.

“Lucy Evaline Mills is bride,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 December 1937, page 13.

“[Mr. and Mrs. John Horn returned ...],” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 January 1938, page 4.

Obituary [Frederick Mills] Winnipeg Tribune, 2 September 1944, page 21.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 September 1995, page C6.

Blackwell0509 family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 10 July 2020

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