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Memorable Manitobans: Christabel Ceta Blevins Frost (1911-1995)


Born at Mellette, Spink County, South Dakota on 16 April 1911, daughter of Beulah Belle Gallup (1887-1959) and James A. Blevins (1886-1958), she immigrated with her family to Canada in 1912 and settled in Saskatchewan, first at Lanigan (1912) and then at Saskatoon (1916). In 1926, the family took up residence along Greenwood Place in Winnipeg. She completed her schooling and attended the University of Manitoba (1930s). She worked at Eatons before taking up teaching and worked in rural Manitoba classrooms, including at Dugald School where she taught (1941-1945) and was Principal (1943-1945), followed by teaching in the Winnipeg School Division at Lord Roberts School (1945-1946). On 18 January 1947, she married Robert Enos Frost (1913-1966) at the University Women’s Club quarters. They moved to Washington, DC and had two children: Jim and Janne. She died at Fairfax, Virginia on 4 October 1995.


1906, 1916, & 1921 Canada censuses, Library and Archives Canada.

“Sororities fraternize and install new members at ceremony here today,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 December 1932, page 7.

“Social in honor of Co-ed graduates in Arts Looks Like Fine Fashion Show,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 March 1932, page 10.

“Dr. Lois Kennedy is honor guest at party,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 May 1937, page 16.

“Sigma Kappas plan theatre evening,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 January 1938, page 6.

Death notice [Kennth J. Blevins], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 October 1945, page 22.

“Robert E. Frost [...],” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 January 1947, page 18.

“Christabel Blevins honored at luncheon,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 January 1947, page 18.

“Breakfast planned for Christabel Blevins,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 January 1947, page 18.

“Gifts of china for Christabel Blevins,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 January 1947, page 8.

“Social notes,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 January 1947, page 8.

“Christabel Blevins becomes bride of Robert E. Frost,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 January 1947, page 9.

“In the matter of the estate of Beulah Belle Blevins,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 May 1959, page 48.

Winnipeg estate files (ATG 0025A), #58136 - Beulah B. Blevins, Archives of Manitoba.

Winnipeg estate files (ATG 0025A), #58161 - James A. Blevins, Archives of Manitoba.

“James Blevins dies in hospital,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 October 1958, page 12.

Death registrations [Verna Heathfield], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Verna Heathfield], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 October 1991, page D54.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 October 1995, page 34.

Canada Border Crossings from US to Canada, Ancestry.

Frost/Morris family tree, Ancestry.

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

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 27 November 2020

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