Memorable Manitobans: Sarah Dunlop Pigott (1871-1952)
Born in a tent on the corner of Portage Avenue and Main Street on 20 July 1871, daughter of Samuel and Jane Dunlop, she was part of the Dunlop family that traveled to Winnipeg in a canvas wagon one month earlier. Her grandfather, Thomas Dunlop, owned Garratt House, a tavern on Main Street. With her parents, she moved to a farm at Prairie Grove where she started school at the age of 12. On 31 August 1898, she married Arthur Frederick Pigott (1867-1956), an English immigrant who came to Manitoba in 1888, at her parents’ farm. The couple moved to Winnipeg where Mr. Pigott opened a livery business on Portage Avenue. They had six children: Arthur Victor Pigott, Eileen Marion Pigott (1903-1980, wife of Mathew V. Campbell), Sidney Andrew Frederick Pigott (1904-?), Ernest Graham Pigott (1906-?), Norman Neville Pigott (1909-?), and Marrill Dorothy Pigott (1911-?). In 1948, she assisted in the production of a book on the district’s history. She died at Winnipeg on 21 January 1952 and was buried in the Prairie Grove Cemetery.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada Census, Automated Genealogy.
“Mr. and Mrs. Arthur F. Pigott,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 August 1948, page 11.
“Born here in tent, pioneer dies at 80,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 January 1952, pages 1 and 6.
Obituary [Eileen Campbell], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 June 1980, page 58.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
Page revised: 25 January 2019