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Memorable Manitobans: Frances Elizabeth Eleanor Stevens (1876-1966)


As a bride she travelled to Oxford House by scow and canoe with her missionary husband, Fred Stevens. She set hymns to music that her husband had translated into Cree. She lived in many parts of Manitoba. Her life was described by Nan Shipley in Frances and the Crees. She died at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on 12 March 1966. A file of information on her is held by the United Church Archives.


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

Page revised: 28 April 2008

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