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Memorable Manitobans: Mary Lang Robertson

Music teacher.

Born at Belleville, Hastings County, Ontario, daughter of James Robertson and Amelia Neilson. Was educated at Portage la Prairie. Robertson family came to Canada from Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland; settled in Hastings county; father in the mercantile business; mother’s people pioneers of Ramsay township, Lanark county; Mr. Robertson came West in 1881 and entered the service of the Hudson’s Bay Company, Winnipeg; Portage la Prairie, 1882 (Manager); remained there eighteen years; came to Winnipeg and was engaged in the general offices of that company. Died in 1917. Miss Robertson studied in Portage la Prairie; Toronto with Dr. Edward Fisher; England with Benno Schonberger; New York with Ernest Hutchinson. She came to Winnipeg in 1900 where she taught for some years, has a large and growing clientele of pupils. Member of the Music Teachers’ Association. Member, Professional and Business Women’s Club. Member, Women’s Canadian Club; IODE, Honorary Regent (Assiniboia Chapter). Dickens Fellowship. Presbyterian.

Sources:

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 July 2011

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