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Memorable Manitobans: Edith Ellen Button Steenson (1926-1977)

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Daughter of Edward John Button, descendant of Thomas Button, she was married to Dr. Gordon Steenson. They had five children: Robert, David, Donald, Valerie, and Janice. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, she was Honourary-Secretary of the Manitoba Historical Society. She died at Winnipeg on 2 May 1977 and was buried in the Ashern [Manitoba] United Church Cemetery.

Her articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Honorary Secretary’s Report, Annual Meeting
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 23, 1966-67 Season

Honorary Secretarys Report, Annual Meeting
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 24, 1967-68 Season

Honorary Secretarys Report, Annual Meeting
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 25, 1968-69 Season

Honorary Secretarys Report, Annual Meeting
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 26, 1969-70 Season

Honorary Secretarys Report, Annual Meeting
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 27, 1970-71 Season

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 May 1977, page 32.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 July 2011

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