Memorable Manitobans: Margaret Amelia Creighton (1911-1979)
Born at Winnipeg on 5 January 1911, daughter of John Thomas Creighton (1886-1951) and Allison May McRobbie (1889-1967), in 1917 she moved with her family to a farm near Oakland. She attended Oakland School, completed high school at Portage Collegiate, and attended the Central Normal School in Winnipeg. She 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 (1948-1952), Justice School (1952-1957, 1960-1961), and High Bluff Village School (1961-1967). Then she taught at Oakville School (?-?), the Portage Indian Residential School (?-?) and Yellowquill School from the time it was built until her retirement (?-?), after which she went to university and earned a BA degree. She died unmarried at Portage la Prairie on 10 April 1979 and was buried with her family in the Portage Hillside Cemetery.
Birth registration [Margaret Amelia Creighton], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“J. T. Creighton funeral here,” Portage la Prairie Leader, 2 August 1951, page 5.
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.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Earl Sande for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 14 January 2023