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Mrs Jemima Johnston Black
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Birth: Sep. 20, 1858
Winnipeg
Manitoba, Canada
Death: Feb. 5, 1916
Winnipeg
Manitoba, Canada

She was a Métis woman, married to a man who claimed to be an Irish immigrant. There is a real question of whether or not her husband was actually from Ireland, or was a Native or "Half-Breed" born in Manitoba, who was trying to "pass" as a white man.

Her father was James Johnston, a confirmed Native or "Half-Breed", her mother Mary Foulds, who was a "Half-Breed" daughter of a partially native mother and a father born in England.

Jemima Johnston received "Manitoba Script" from the government of Canada, after Manitoba became a Province of Canada in 1870.

Her husband had "girlfriends" throughout their marriage. the day of her burial, he moved his latest woman into the family home, which caused all but his minor children to immediately leave.

Jemima Johnston Black was our paternal great-grandmother; mother of our paternal grandmother, Ethel Black. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James Johnston (1810 - 1859)
  Mary Foulds Franklin (1830 - 1867)
 
 Spouse:
  George Alexander Hillman-Black (1851 - 1929)
 
 Children:
  James Alexander Black (1877 - 1901)*
  Mary Ann Black Foulds (1879 - 1957)*
  John William Black (1881 - ____)*
  Elizabeth Esther Black Cornelius (1884 - ____)*
  Alexander Black (1885 - ____)*
  Jemima May Black (1886 - 1913)*
  Leslie Arthur Black (1887 - 1917)*
  Ethel Mildred Black Fry (1889 - 1977)*
  Joseph Black (1891 - ____)*
  Isabella Cecelia Black (1894 - 1895)*
  Edith Alice Black Cooper (1897 - 1990)*
  Pearl Edna Black Marshall (1900 - 1937)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jane Johnston (1841 - ____)**
  Mary Johnston (1842 - 1846)**
  Emily Johnston (1844 - ____)**
  James Johnston (1848 - ____)**
  Joseph Johnston (1851 - 1873)*
  Jemima Johnston Black (1858 - 1916)
  Henry Franklin (1862 - 1869)**
  Jacob Franklin (1863 - 1909)**
  Caroline Franklin Donald (1865 - 1954)**
  Margaret Franklin (1867 - 1869)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Winnipeg
Greater Winnipeg
Manitoba, Canada
Plot: Section 3, Grave 1437
 
Created by: The Old medic
Record added: Dec 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81956464
 

 
 
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