Memorable Manitobans: Lily May Nevin (1892-1984)
Born at Rural Municipality of Elton on 30 January 1892, daughter of Sarah Ann Smith (1863-1941) and Thomas Nevin (1850-1923), she grew up north of Brandon in Township 11 Range 18W (1901) and attended Normal School. She taught at Graysville School (1923-1928), Orange Hall School (1939-1940), Great Falls School (1943-1944), Victoria Beach School (1944-1946, Principal), Decker School (1948-1955), and St. Andrews School (1956-1957). She lived at 1065 First Street in Brandon and was active in the Sparling United Church Women as Secretary (1963-1964, 1966-1967). She died unmarried at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon on 30 January 1984 and was buried in the Sparling Cemetery.
Birth [Lilly May Nevin] and death [Sarah Ann Nevin] registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.
Obituary [Thomas Nevin], Brandon Sun, 22 September 1923, page 10.
Brandon estate files (ATG 0064A), 4569 - Thomas Nevin, GR0394, Archives of Manitoba.
Brandon estate files (ATG 0064A), 7346 - Sarah Ann Nevin, GR0394, Archives of Manitoba.
“UCW elects new officers,” Brandon Sun, 14 January 1963, page 5.
“Good year for Sparling UCW,” Brandon Sun, 18 December 1965, page 16.
“Mrs. Campbell UCW President,” Brandon Sun, 16 December 1966, page 9.
Obituary, Brandon Sun, 1 February 1984, page 18.
Brandon estate files (ATG 0064A), 28778 - Lily May Nevin, GR3669, Archives of Manitoba.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 4 May 2023