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Memorable Manitobans: Jane Augusta Bredin Wilson (1871-1963)


Born at Appleton, Lanark County, Ontario in 1871, daughter of William Bredin (1826-1899) and Lucy Teskey (1834-1909), she moved to Manitoba with her parents prior to 1881. She became a teacher and married Robert David Wilson (c1848-1911) at Winnipeg on 1 May 1905. The couple had a son, Robert Drummond Wilson (1907-1982). She taught at Lord Selkirk School (1916-1921) prior to becoming Principal of Anna Gibson School (1921-1937). Later, she moved to Alberta and remarried to William Ralph Wilson (1869-1958) and inherited two step-children: Dr. W. R. B. Wilson and Dr. Anna Sharp. She died at Edmonton on 13 March 1963 and her body was returned to Winnipeg for burial in Elmwood Cemetery, across Henderson Highway from the since-demolished school where she was Principal.

Mother-in-law of Norman Edgar Sharpe.


Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1906 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

1916 and 1921 Canada censes, Ancestry.

“Winnipeg schools, No. 36—Anna Gibson,” Manitoba Free Press, 27 November 1922, page 7.

[Wilson - Dobbs], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 June 1940, page 10.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 March 1963, page 29.

Elmwood Cemetery, FindAGrave.

Darcy Family Tree-A, Ancestry.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 25 December 2018

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