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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: Amelia Lemon Burritt (1822-1929)

Click to enlargePioneer, suffragist.

Born on the banks of the St. Lawrence River on 1 August 1822, she came to Winnipeg with her husband in 1880. During the work of the Political Equality League to gain the vote for women, at the age of 93 years, she got 4,000 names on a petition to premier T. C. Norris. Interviewed on the occasion of her 103rd birthday in 1925, making her the province’s oldest women at that point, she remarked “I am still enjoying life, and I am happy, everyone is so kind.” She died in the Home for the Aged and Infirm at Portage la Prairie, on 16 January 1929.

More information:

Those Women by Irene Craig
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 5, Number 1, September 1959

“Give us our due!” How Manitoba Women Won the Vote by Harry Gutkin and Mildred Gutkin
Manitoba History, Number 32, Autumn 1996

Sources:

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Page revised: 21 August 2008

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