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Memorable Manitobans: Linnie Abbie Brady McAmmond (1871-1950)

Social worker, administrator.

Born at Danville, Quebec on 16 January 1871, daughter of James Brady and Martha Field, she joined the Salvation Army with the rank of Ensign in 1889. Her first Corps placement was at Point St. Charles (Montreal), followed with other postings to Cowansville, Chesterville, Maxville, and Huntingdon. On 1 November 1897, she married fellow-Salvationist David Foster McAmmond at Stratford, Perth County, Ontario and had four children; Linnie May McAmmond (1899-1989, wife of Major Hedley Adelbert Burrell), Myrtle Foster McAmmond (1902-1969, wife of Brigadier Oliver Gilbert Welbourn), Ernest Norman Carlos McAmmond (1905-1989), and Grace Evelyn McAmmond (1911-2002).

Around 1901, they were posted to Winnipeg but by 1902 had returned to Eastern Canada, where they would see service in other major metropolitan centres such as Ottawa, Montreal, and London. In 1908, they returned to Winnipeg and took up residence at 189 Evanson Street (then Horne Street). She worked as the Matron at the Detention Home (1908-1912) as well as the Kildonan Industrial Home (1912) in the Municipality of Kildonan, while her husband worked as Superintendent of both institutions respectively. They departed for Toronto in October 1912 to take up prison and social work duties, and would spent many years at Hamilton. She left active Officership with the rank of Colonel and, along with her husband, retired in 1936.

They lived at Toronto until moving to British Columbia around 1947 where she died at Vancouver on 18 June 1950 and was buried in Ocean View Cemetery at Burnaby.

Sources:

Ontario birth and marriage registrations, Ancestry.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

1901 & 1911 censuses, Library and Archives Canada.

“Children’s confessor,” Manitoba Free Press, 26 July 1911, page 38.

“City and general [Salvation Army appointments],” Manitoba Free Press, 24 February 1912, page 48.

“City and general [Salvationists farewell],” Manitoba Free Press, 7 October 1912, page 24.

“All alive at Toronto’s parent Corps,” The War Cry, 14 December 1929, page 15.

“Golden Jubilee Congress,” The War Cry, 8 October 1932, page 16.

“Old battleground,” The War Cry, 25 January 1936, page 4.

“The final farewell,” The War Cry, 11 July 1936, page 13.

“A warrior crowned,” The War Cry, 11 March 1950, page 5.

“Mrs. Colonel McAmmond (R),” The War Cry, 8 July 1950, page 9.

“A woman warrior laid to rest,” The War Cry, 15 July 1950, page 12.

Tkimmins1 wide family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 30 April 2020

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