Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 143 years

Memorable Manitobans: Margaret Amelia Creighton (1911-1979)


Born at Winnipeg on 5 January 1911, daughter of John Creighton and Allison May McNotie, in 1917 she moved with her family to the village of Oakland where she attended Oakland School, later completing high school at Portage Collegiate. She attended the Central Normal School in Winnipeg then taught successively at Winnipegosis School, Moosehorn School, Goose Lake School, Grandview School, Makaroff School, Nedrob School (1938-1940), and Elkhorn School. She was the Principal of Oak Point School (1950-1952), Justice School (1952-1957, 1960-1961), and High Bluff Village School (1961-1967). Then she taught at Oakville School and the Indian Residential School at Portage la Prairie. She taught at Yellowquill School from the time it was built until her retirement, after which she went to university and earned a BA degree. She died at Portage la Prairie on 10 April 1979 and was buried in Portage Hillside Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 April 1979, page 50.

Forest to Field: Centennial History of Rural Municipality of Clanwilliam and Village of Erickson, Manitoba, Canada by Clanwilliam History Book Committee, 1984, pages 158-160.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 March 2019

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. We acknowledge that the collection contains both reputable and disreputable people. All are worth remembering as a lesson to future generations.

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

Send corrections and additions to this page
to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban | Firsts | Acknowledgements

Help us keep
history alive!

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

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

© 1998-2022 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.