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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

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