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Memorable Manitobans: Mary Louise Pickering Thomson (1879-1967)

Teacher, farm wife.

Born at Brantford, Ontario on 14 August 1879, daughter of Joseph Pickering, she came to Portage la Prairie with her family in 1882. She got her non-professional teaching certificate in 1895 and taught at West Prospect School until her marriage to George Fisher Thomson (?-1922) on 19 December 1899. She died at Brandon, Manitoba on 3 August 1967 and was buried in Hillside Cemetery at Portage la Prairie. Her journals from 1893 to 1920 are in the Archives of Manitoba.


We thank John Ford for providing additional information used here.

This profile was prepared by Angela Graham.

Page revised: 4 August 2012

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