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Memorable Manitobans: Agnes Campbell Farquharson Schultz (1840-1929)

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Born in British Guiana, she came to Manitoba with her father James Farquharson in 1864, and married John Schultz within the Catholic Church in 1867. She helped her husband escape from gaol in 1868 and was imprisoned with him by Louis Riel in 1870. She later served as hostess at Government House from 1888 to 1895. She died at her home in Armstrong Point, Winnipeg.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 March 2012

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