Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 142 years

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

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. We acknowledge that the collection contains both reputable and disreputable people. All are worth remembering as a lesson to future generations.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Firsts | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations

© 1998-2021 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.