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Memorable Manitobans: Agnes Ann Blake Muloin (1897-1980)


Born at Lisbon, North Dakota on 25 April 1897, youngest daughter of Thomas Blake (1854-1922) and Mary Jane Mulligan (1856-1937), she accompanied her family to Canada in 1901 and was naturalized in 1905. She grew up at Starbuck, graduated from teacher training, and taught school in rural Manitoba, including a Principalship of Vermette School (1923-1926) and teaching at Hayek School (1941-1942). On 28 December 1926, she marred Clovis Joseph Muloin (1900-1989) at St. Mary’s Church. They initially moved to Pine Falls and had a son. Later, they moved to British Columbia and settled at Surrey. She died at White Rock, British Columbia on 5 August 1980 and was buried in the Valley View Memorial Gardens in Surrey.


Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

1906, 1911, 1916, 1921, & 1926 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“Thos. Campbell dies [Thomas Campbell Blake],” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 July 1915, page 1.

Death notice [Thomas Blake], Winnipeg Tribune, 11 March 1922, page 2.

“Muloin - Blake,” Winnipeg Tribune, 5 January 1927, page 5.

“Mulvin [sic] - Blake,” Manitoba Free Press, 5 January 1927, page 6.

Death notice [Mary Jane Blake], Winnipeg Tribune, 14 June 1937, page 19.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 7 July 2019

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