Memorable Manitobans: Annie Belle Fraser (1892-1974)
Born at Wroxeter, Ontario on 23 June 1892, youngest of eight children of Catherine Hays (1849-1940) and Douglas Fraser (1848-1915), in 1906 the family settled on a farm near Pilot Mound. She completed her primary education then took teacher training at the Manitou Normal School. She taught at several places around the province, including Brandon (1920s), La Riviere School (1931-1943), Brickburn School (?-?), Gunton School (?-?), Pilot Mound School (?-?), and Dunrea School (?-?), serving as the Principal of La Riviere School (1951-1955). After 47 years of service, she retired at Pilot Mound where she was a member of Pilot Mound United Church and Rebekah’s Lodge. She died at Pilot Mound on 30 March 1974 and was buried in the Pilot Mound Cemetery.
Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 April 1974, page 79.
We thank Stephanie Fraser for providing additional information used here.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 11 January 2015
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