Memorable Manitobans: Margaret Catherine Busch Wilson (1905-1986)
Born at Shellmouth on 9 September 1905, daughter of Elizabeth Haas (c1881-1954) and George Busche (1877-1934), and sister of Elizabeth Busch and Albert George Fredrick Busch (1909-1981, husband of Belle Patterson), she attended school locally and graduated from Central Normal School. Her teaching career began at Shellmouth School in the latter 1930s, also serving in a substitute Principal (1937) prior to becoming Principal (1940-1942), after which she worked at Great Falls School (1942-1945; Principal 1943-1945). While at Great Falls she also was the Director (1944-1945) of the school district’s Beaver Club. Around 1946, she contracted tuberculosis and was treated at the Ninette Sanatorium. Once free of illness, she became the Director of Rehabilitation (1947-1964) for the Sanatorium Board at the Ninette Sanatorium, serving in that capacity for 17 years. In November 1965, she moved to Winnipeg as the Assistant to the Director (and later the Director) of Rehabilitation Services for the provincial goverment. She married Charles Wilson (?-?) and inherited three stepchildren sometime after 1970. She died at the Tuxedo Villa Nursing Home in Winnipeg on 28 June 1986.
Birth [Katharina Marga Busch] and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1921 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.
“Shellmouth,” Russell Banner, 8 April 1937, page 1.
“Shellmouth,” Russell Banner, 8 August 1940, page 1.
“A review of three years’ activities in the Great Falls High School,” Springfield Leader, 18 December 1945, page 2.
“Shellmouth,” Russell Banner, 9 January 1947, page 2.
Obituary [Mrs. George Busch], Winnipeg Tribune, 7 April 1954, page 13.
Obituary [Mrs. Elizabeth Busch], Russell Banner, 15 April 1954, page 3.
“New appointment for Margaret Busch,” Russell Banner, 9 December 1965, page 1.
“Shellmouth,” Russell Banner, 27 August 1970, page 2.
“Nintette news [Mrs. Charles Wilson ...],Belmont News, 8 November 1983, page 6.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 June 1986, page 34.
Obituary [Emilie Amelia Busch], Russell Banner, 22 December 1992, page 7.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 18 November 2022