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Memorable Manitobans: Anne Amelia McLean Paget (1867-1922)


Born at Fort Simpson on the Mackenzie River, on 15 July 1867, daughter of W. J. McLean. On 31 July 1899 at Winnipeg, she married Frederick H. Paget of the Department of Indian Affairs at Ottawa. They had a daughter, Helen Charlotte Paget (1900-?). In 1906, she was commissioned by the Canadian Government to obtain folklore of Northwest Cree Indians, and subsequently published People of the Plains, in 1909. She died at her Ottawa residence after a prolonged illness, on 10 July 1922, and was buried at Winnipeg.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

“Mrs. Amelia Paget dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 11 July 1922, page 1.

Amelia Anne McLean [Paget], Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 June 2019

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