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Memorable Manitobans: Amy Adelaide Ditch Browning (1893-1981)


Born on the RM of Odanah on 19 October 1893, daughter of William Hamilton Ditch (1862-1922) and Annie Brock McNeill (1862-1935), she grew up at Minnedosa and became an educator, earning her third class teaching certification in 1911. She worked at Tremaine School (1913-1914) and married John H. Browning (c1890-?) at Winnipeg on 14 February 1922. The couple had two children: Philip R. Browning and Lorna Adelaide Browning (wife of Rev. Claude D. Dicks). She later moved to Selkirk and continued her career as Principal of Victoria School (1932-1947) followed by teaching at Devonshire School (1949-1952, 1954-1956) and Daerwood School (1952-1954). She was made honourary IODE (Lord Selkirk) Vice-Regent in 1958. She moved to Tampa, Florida in January 1965 and died at Pinellas, Florida on 1 August 1981.


1891 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

1901 & 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Normal students complete course for certificates,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 December 1911, page 13.

“D. B. Moorhead is elected to head Teachers’ Assn.” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 November 1933, page 7.

“Two officiate at wedding in Selkirk,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 July 1942, page 7.

“[Mrs. A. A. Browning ...],” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 May 1947, page 8.

“[Mrs. A. A. Browning],” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 April 1951, page 12.

“[Mrs. A. Browning ...],” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 September 1955, page 22.

“Lord Selkirk Chapter chooses conveners,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 April 1958, page 16.

McNeil MacKimmie family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 27 December 2014

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