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Memorable Manitobans: Mary Ann MacKenzie Cockett (1884-?)


Born in Scotland around 1884, daughter of Marion MacKenzie (c1856-?), she completed teacher training and accompanied her mother to Canada in 1919. They settled in Winnipeg, residing at the Theodora Apartments (540 Maryland Street). She was Principal of Wentworth School (1919-1924) in the Rural Municipality of Rosser. On 2 August 1924, she married Frederick Charles “Fred” Cockett (1876-1953, widower of Kathleen Emily Hoad) at Winnipeg and inherited two step-children: Ivan Frederick Cockett and Gladys Emily Cockett (wife of Edwin George Frost). They lived at 335 Sargent until shortly after 1926. Limited evidence suggests they left the city and possibly departed the country. She died some time prior to Fred’s death in 1953.


1921 & 1926 Canada censuses, Library and Archives Canada.

Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations [Frederick Charles Cockett], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Mount Hermon Cemetery [Sillery, Quebec] burial transcriptions, FindAGrave.

Fairview Cemetery [Prince Rupert, British Columbia] burial transcriptions, FindAGrave.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 4 April 2021

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