Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Manitoba History No. 88
Manitoba
History

No. 88

Lieutenant Governor's History Award
Lieutenant
Governor's
History
Award

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Catherine Annie Dohaney (1877-1960)

Educator.

Born at Chipman, New Brunswick on 29 July 1877, daughter of John Dohaney (1846-1921) and Margaret Dohaney (1849-1938), she came to Manitoba and taught at Broomhill School (1906) and Graham School (1909). Moving to the RM of Assiniboia, she was the Principal of Kirkfield Park School from 1910 to 1930, having particular success with her students at spelling competitions. In 1930, she moved to Edmonton, Alberta, returning two years later and, on 9 January 1932, marrying widower John Watson Blair (1861-1949) at the St. Mary’s Rectory. She resided at Winnipeg until at least 1949. She died in 1960 and was buried in New Brunswick. She is commemorated by Dohaney Crescent in Winnipeg.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary [John Dohaney], Winnipeg Tribune, 13 July 1921, page 16.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Blair – Dohaney,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 January 1932, page 8.

Obituary [Margaret Dohaney], Winnipeg Tribune, 3 February 1938, page 5.

Obituary [John Watson Blair], Winnipeg Tribune, 23 May 1949, page 17.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 April 2015

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 biographies@mhs.mb.ca

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.