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Memorable Manitobans: Margaret Johnson (1880-1938)

Journalist.

Born at Carlyle, North Dakota on 8 May 1880, daughter of Arngrimur Johnson and Helga Thorsteinson, and niece of T. H. Johnson, she moved with her family to Victoria, British Columbia where she received elementary and high school education. After teaching for several years, she attended the Oregon State Agricultural College at Corvallis, graduating in 1925 with a BSc degree majoring in horticulture. She came to Manitoba and joined the staff of the Free Press as its horticulture and poultry editor. She was active in local horticultural societies and was made a Life Member in the Winnipeg Horticultural Society. She was a leader in the establishment of the International Peace Gardens. She died at Winnipeg on 10 June 1938.

Sources:

“Margaret Johnson succumbs,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 June 1938. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 January 2019

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