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Memorable Manitobans: Jean Anne Drever Pinkham (1849-1940)

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Born at Lower Fort Garry in 1849, the daughter of William Drever, she married William Cyprian Pinkham on 29 December 1868. They had three sons and three daughters. She was the first organist in the old Holy Trinity Anglican Church of Winnipeg and was one of a group of women who helped to found the Winnipeg General Hospital. The family moved to Calgary in 1887 when her husband became Archbishop of Saskatchewan and Calgary. She died there on 3 January 1940.

See also:

Selections from the Unpublished Recollections of Mrs. W. C. Pinkham, an early Manitoban, Part 1
Manitoba Pageant, Vol. 19, No. 2, Winter 1974

Selections from the Unpublished Recollections of Mrs. W. C. Pinkham, Part 2
Manitoba Pageant, Vol. 19, No. 3, Spring 1974

Selections from the Unpublished Recollections of Mrs. W. C. Pinkham, Part 3
Manitoba Pageant, Vol. 20, No. 1, Autumn 1974

Sources:

“Mrs. W. Pinkham Dies at Calgary” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 January 1940. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 May 2011

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