Memorable Manitobans: Ann Sutherland Matheson (1833-1914)
Born at Rogart, Scotland on 25 July 1833, daughter of William and Colline Sutherland, she emigrated to Canada with her family and was educated at Woodstock (Ontario) and, in October 1871, married Gilbert Matheson (c1833-1903).
In 1887, they moved to Manitoba and settled on a 320-acre farm on 4-11-18W in the Rural Municipality of Elton near Brandon. She managed the farm after her husband’s death. They had twelve children: Georgina Matheson (1855-1931, wife of Isaac Ingram), Margaret Matheson (?-?), William A. Matheson, George William Sutherland Matheson (1861-1949), Colin Sutherland Matheson, Thomas Sutherland Matheson, Ann Elizabeth Matheson (1870-1947, wife of John William Fleming), Gilbert Matheson (1870-?), Robert Murray Matheson, Isaac Ingram Matheson (1872-?), John Sutherland Matheson, and Alexander McKenzie Matheson (1877-1953).
She died at Brandon on 21 June 1914 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.
The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.
Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
We thank Greg Ferguson and Sandy Jasper for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 20 July 2022