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Memorable Manitobans: Mary Carson Thomson (1881-1967)

Educator.

Born at Twynholm, Scotland on 25 January 1881, the daughter of James Carson and Agnes Lorimer, she immigrated to Canada around 1905 and lived at Winnipeg from 1910 to 1945, during which time she was a teacher (1922-1923) and later Principal of Sir John Franklin School (1923-1942). She married Alexander Thomson (1886-1964) and had at least one child, Zillah Henrietta Thomson (?-?). She retired and moved to British Columbia, living at Vancouver and Sardis. She died at Chilliwack on 6 February 1967.

Sources:

1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Winnipeg schools, No. 44—Sir John Franklin”, Manitoba Free Press, 6 December 1922, page 4.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 February 1967, page 35.

Henderson’s Winnipeg Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 6 May 2014

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