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Memorable Manitobans: Barbara Manson Southall (1887-1966)

Community activist.

Born at Gladstone on 24 September 1887, daughter of James Manson and Harriet Rush, she married Henry Alfred Southall (1882-1927) at Winnipeg on 2 November 1908. They had five children: Aileen Charlotte Southall (1909-?, wife of A. T. Spence), Harry Kenneth Southall (1910-1942), Hilda Mary Southall (1914-2011, wife of A. H. Brown), Evelyn Florence Southall (c1917-?, wife of J. W. Simpson), and Barbara Doreen Southall (1919-2013, wife of W. R. Gracey). She served as Secretary-Treasurer of the West Kildonan School Board. She died at Vancouver, British Columbia on 21 April 1966 and was buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park at Burnaby. She is commemorated by Southall Drive in Winnipeg.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 April 1966, page 27.

West of the River: The Story of West Kildonan by Vince Leah, 1972.

Death commemoration [Harry Kenneth Southall], Canadian Virtual War Memorial.

We thank James Burns for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 June 2015

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