Memorable Manitobans: Laura Marie Antoinette Mott (1868-1949)
Born at Sylvan, Ontario on 24 July 1868, daughter of Sears Mott (1831-1897) and Maria Loomis (?-?), sister of Sidney Mott, she came to Manitoba with her large family and settled at Souris. She later taught at Adelaide School (1892-1895), Longburn School (1895-1897), and New Central School (1904-1905) then served as the Principal of Park School (1906). On 24 July 1906, she married Wellington Clifton Kelley (1860-1950) at Strathclair and moved to Summerland, British Columbia where her husband was a judge. She died there on 6 April 1949 and was buried locally.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.
When the West was Bourne: A History of Westbourne and District, 1860 to 1985 by Westbourne-Longbourne History, 1985, page 579.
We thank Geraldine Sookorukoff for providing information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 27 May 2021