Memorable Manitobans: Frances Mary Jones Robertson (1903-1987)
Born at Birmingham, England on 12 December 1903, daughter of John Jones (1872-?) and Marry Jones (1874-?), she immigrated to Canada with her family in 1906, settling at Rapid City and later at Brookdale. She attended Brookdale School, Brandon Normal School, and earned a BA degree at the University of Manitoba. She became a teacher, working at Dempsey School (1922-1923), Austin School (1924-1926), Kelwood School (?-?), St. Jean School (?-?), and Timlick School (1931-1932), and was the Principal of Basswood School (1932-1935). On 19 October 1935, she married Lorne Edgar Robertson (1901-1981) and had two children. The couple settled on a farm at Basswood, farming there until her husband’s retirement in 1960, at which time they moved to Winnipeg. She died at the Grace Hospital on 29 December 1987.
1911 Canada Census, Automated Genealogy.
Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary [Lorne Edgar Robertson], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 May 1981, page 42.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 January 1988, page 27.
We thank Andrea Blair and Al Robertson for providing additional information used here.
Page revised: 22 April 2017
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