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Memorable Manitobans: Margaret MacDonald Tupper (1866-1950)

Community activist.

Born in Nova Scotia on 26 April 1866, daughter of Chief Justice MacDonald, in 1887, she married William Johnston Tupper. A resident of Winnipeg for over 60 years and former hostess at Government House, she was active in community affairs. In addition to being an honorary life member of the Board of the Children’s Hospital, she was a member of the Women’s Canadian Club and was associated with the organizations of All Saints Church. She had five children: Charles William Tupper, Stewart M. Tupper, Katherine, Edith and Emma Lillian. On 2 March 1950, she died at her home in Winnipeg.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Mrs. W. J. Tupper, city pioneer, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 March 1950. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 137]

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 21 August 2010

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