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Memorable Manitobans: Mary Louise Pickering Thomson (1879-1967)

Teacher, farm wife.

Born at Brantford, Ontario on 14 August 1879, daughter of Joseph Pickering, she came to Portage la Prairie with her family in 1882. She got her non-professional teaching certificate in 1895 and taught at West Prospect School until her marriage to George Fisher Thomson (?-1922) on 19 December 1899. She died at Brandon, Manitoba on 3 August 1967 and was buried in Hillside Cemetery at Portage la Prairie. Her journals from 1893 to 1920 are in the Archives of Manitoba.

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We thank John Ford for providing additional information used here.

This profile was prepared by Angela Graham.

Page revised: 4 August 2012

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