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Memorable Manitobans: Anna Dill Carson (1878-1964)

Educator.

Born at Fraxa, Ontario on 21 April 1878, she was a schoolteacher at Cape Crocker Reserve, Ontario by 1901. She moved to Winnipeg in 1914 and initially worked at the Winnipeg Business College prior to teaching in rural Manitoba. Her career included work at Mazeppa School (1931-1932) and Sundown School (1934-1938, Principal 1936-1938), as well as around Alonsa (c1947) and Piney (c1952) before retirement. For her contributions to education in Manitoba, she was awarded the King George Medal and made an honourary life member (1952) of the Manitoba Education Association. She was a member of the Young United Church. She died at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital on 13 July 1964 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“Christian community workers,” Steinbach Carillon, 19 December 1947, page 8.

“Halstead heads education group,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 April 1952, page 6.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 July 1964, page 32.

Winnipeg estate file #1253/64, Anna D. Carson, Archives of Manitoba.

Elmwood Cemetery burial transcriptions, FindAGrave.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 28 July 2020

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