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War Memorials in Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba
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Memorable Manitobans: Marguerite Judd Taylor (1886-1964)

Sculptor.

Born at Paris, France in 1886, she studied with French sculptor Antoine Bourdelle and came to Winnipeg in 1904 after marrying Hilliard Taylor (1869-1954), an English Canadian from Winnipeg. She later moved to London, England to be near her husband during the First World War. After the war, she returned to Winnipeg permanently, making several trips to Europe over the years as the two had no children which made traveling easier. Among her Winnipeg commissions were the bust of Victoria Cross-winner Alan McLeod and the Chief Peguis monument in Kildonan Park. She won a nation-wide competition for the Next of Kin memorial in which she depicted a common soldier, as opposed to most war memorial at the time that represented generals. She kept a small studio on Langside Street for many years. She died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 8 April 1964 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Next of Kin Monument (Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Chief Peguis Monument (Kildonan Park, Winnipeg)

To Honor and Remember: Remembrances of the Great War, The Next-of-Kin Monument in Winnipeg by Marilyn Baker
Manitoba History, Number 2, 1981

The Sculptress Marguerite Taylor by Vaughan L. Baird (1966)

Sources:

“Marguerite Taylor: Sculptor of ‘Canada’,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 April 1963, page 17.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 April 1964, page 28.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Lindsay Inglis.

Page revised: 3 March 2019

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