Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:

Manitoba History No. 89

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Marguerite Willard Robertson (1892-1987)


Born at Galt, Ontario on 8 September 1892, one of six daughters of George Robertson (1844-?) and Jessie Robertson (1859-?), she arrived in Manitoba with her family prior to 1901. She joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division, working as the Principal of Knowles School (1921-1933) and a teacher at Mulvey School (1933-1938) and Laura Secord School (1938-1953), after which she retired. She was a close friend of Margaret Norma McGougan. She died in Winnipeg on 21 March 1987 and was buried in Riverside Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Knowles old boys are guest of “100 Club”,” Manitoba Free Press, 20 May 1925, page 2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 April 1987, page 41.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 17 February 2016

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.