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Memorable Manitobans: Marguerite Willard Robertson (1892-1987)


Born at Galt, Ontario on 8 September 1892, one of six daughters of George Robertson (1844-?) and Jessie Robertson (1859-?), she arrived in Manitoba with her family prior to 1901. She joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division, working as the Principal of Knowles School (1921-1933) and a teacher at Mulvey School (1933-1938) and Laura Secord School (1938-1953), after which she retired. She was a close friend of Margaret Norma McGougan. She died in Winnipeg on 21 March 1987 and was buried in Riverside Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Knowles old boys are guest of “100 Club”,” Manitoba Free Press, 20 May 1925, page 2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 April 1987, page 41.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 17 February 2016

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