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Memorable Manitobans: Lillian Helen Arnold Lawson (1902-?)

Veterinarian’s wife.

Born at Shoal Lake in 1902, she took her early education at Shoal Lake School then attended Brandon Normal School and received her Second Class Teaching Certificate. Her first teaching position was at Plumas School where she taught 28 pupils, all grades. From Plumas she moved on to a country school at Briarcrest, Saskatchewan. She taught at Hamiota School for six years, then resigned in order to be married to Delmar James Lawson in Shoal Lake, on 18 August 1926. Lawson was a veterinarian and would often travel long distances, in all sorts of weather in order to treat farm animals. His wife managed the home chores while he was on call, as well as take appointments for him over the telephone.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Voices of Yesteryear [Audiocassette], 1982. Westman Oral History Collection by the Westman Oral History Association (Effie McPhail, Chair). S. J. McKee Archives.

This page was prepared by Angela Graham and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 January 2015

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