Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 144 years


Memorable Manitobans: Gertrude Newton (1895-1972)

Click to enlarge

Gertrude Newton
Click to enlarge

Soprano.

Born in England on 13 September 1895, the daughter of Joseph Newton and Emily Knott, she came to Winnipeg in 1910 where she was a student of Rhys Thomas. She sang soprano solos at Fort Rouge Methodist Church beginning in 1916 and at Knox Presbyterian Church beginning in 1923. She spent some time in London, England but returned to Winnipeg in 1933 to sing for many years with the Winnipeg Light Opera. From 1947 to 1954 she was soloist and choir leader at Harstone United Church. She then moved to California, moving to Victoria, British Columbia in 1964. She died there on 31 May 1972.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

We thank Keith Davies Jones and Erik Butenschon for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 May 2015

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

Browse deaths occurring in:
1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022 | 2023 | 2024


Send corrections and additions to this page
to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

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

Help us keep
history alive!

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

© 1998-2023 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.