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Memorable Manitobans: Sarah Dodds McKilligan (c1852-1932)


Born in Ontario around 1852, she married John Black McKilligan at Toronto in 1878 before moving to Winnipeg, where she was Superintendent of the Children’s Home of Winnipeg (?-1887). The couple had two children: Charles Stuart McKilligan (1884-1934) and Jessie Agnes McKilligan (1885-?, wife of Charles Leland Armstrong). She was a Life Member of the Women’s Christian Union. In 1890, she accompanied her husband to British Columbia, where she died at Victoria on 12 October 1932.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death and marriage registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Women’s Christian Union,” Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 26 July 1890, page 4.

“Tax expert killed,” Manitoba Free Press, 7 January 1918, page 2.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 25 December 2014

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