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Memorable Manitobans: Helga Palsson (1906-?)

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Helga Palsson
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Born at Winnipeg on 7 November 1906, eldest of two daughters of music teacher Jonas Palsson (1875-1947) and Emily Helga Baldwinson (1887-1971), at a young age she won a silver medal for piano in competition with six thousand competitors. Winner of gold medal against all competitors under sixteen years of age. Won $100 cash scholarship for having highest number of marks of any pupil in Canada. Record never been equalled in Canada or America. Address, Palsson Academy of Music, 729 Sherbrooke Street, Winnipeg. She and her family moved to British Columbia in the 1930s but her later whereabouts are unknown.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

“Mrs. R. McKeown, pianist, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 May 1948, page 21.

Death registrations [Jonas Palsson, Emily Helga Palsson], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 June 2019

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