Memorable Manitobans: Louise Amelia Neilson MacKillop (1898-1987)
Born at Winnipeg on 2 June 1898, daughter of Julia Ann Gauer (1874-1940) and Thomas Neilson (1869-1951), she graduated from the Central Normal School in Winnipeg. She taught at Victoria Beach School (1918), Golden Stream School (1922-1923), Purple Bank School (1925), Wentworth School (1928-1936; Principal 1935-1936), and Graysfield School (1941). Around the 1940s, she moved to Toronto, Ontario, married Albert Charles MacKillop (1883-1951), and taught at Toronto until retirement. She died at the Concordia Hospital on 11 December 1987 and her cremains were interred in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Birth registrations [Emilie Louise Neilson], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 & 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.
1921 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.
“‘U” exam results and honor list made public [Practical Arts - Pass List],” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 July 1917, page 3.
Obituary [Mrs. Thomas Neilson], Winnipeg Tribune, 11 March 1940, page 3.
Obituary [Mrs. Julia Neilson], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 March 1940, page 7.
Death notice [Charles MacKillop], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 January 1951, page 19.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 December 1987, page 43.
Obituary [Thomas W. Neilson], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 October 1989, page 49.
Elmwood cememtery burial transcriptions, FindAGrave.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 30 July 2021