Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Manitoba History No. 89

No. 89

Summer Field Trip 2019
Field Trip

Fall Field Trip 2019
Field Trip

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

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


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

Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Page revised: 21 August 2008

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.