Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 142 years

Memorable Manitobans: Anna Elizabeth Nicol (1865-1927)


Born in Ontario on 28 June 1865, she came to Winnipeg where she taught school and was the first Principal of Machray School (1886-1891). She resigned in early March 1891 and, on 16 March 1891, married railway freight agent John Robinson Dutton at Brandon. They subsequently had eight children: Thomas Harnott “Tom” Dutton (1892-1960), Agnes Nicol Dutton (1893-1919, wife of William Thomas Girom Wiener), Edward Millican Dutton, Andrew Chester Dutton (1896-1897), Richard Wilson Dutton (1898-1971), Mary Robinson Dutton (1899-1978), Esther Routledge Dutton (1902-1969, wife of Mr. Carlson), and Dorothy Harnott Dutton (1909-1996). She died at Gilbert Plains on 18 April 1927 and was buried in the Eldon Cemetery.


“Parting presentation,” Manitoba Free Press, 2 March 1891, page 6.

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Deaths and funerals,” Manitoba Free Press, 20 April 1927, page 3.

“Machray classrooms multiply while district booms” by Claire Tisdale, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 January 1949, page 4.

We thank Nathan Kramer and Linda Dutton for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 March 2018

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.