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Memorable Manitobans: Margaret Owens (1866-1931)

Nun, educator.

Born in the Red River Settlement on 26 October 1866, daughter of James Owens (c1825-?) and Honor Martin? (c1825-?), she grew up in the Parish of St. Anne (1870), joined the Grey Nuns, and became a teacher. She taught at St. Vital School (1898-1899 & 1900-1915) and served as its Principal (1900-1915), followed with tenure as Superior of the mission at Fort Francis, Ontario. She lived in St. Boniface for many years. She died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 11 July 1931 and was buried in the St. Boniface Cathedral Cemetery.

Sources:

1870 Manitoba census & 1881 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registrations [Margaret Owens Suter; 1931-032051], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“The Grey Nuns’ development work,” Manitoba Free Press, 10 June 1905, page 27.

Mort de Soeur Owens,” La Liberte, 15 July 1931, page 4. [Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries]

St. Boniface Cathedral Cemetery burial trasncriptions, FindAGrave.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 31 October 2021

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