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Mrs Jemima <I>Johnston</I> Black

Mrs Jemima Johnston Black

Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Death 5 Feb 1916 (aged 57)
Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Burial Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Plot Section 3, Grave 1437
Memorial ID 81956464 · View Source
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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.

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  • Created by: The Old medic
  • Added: 14 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81956464
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mrs Jemima Johnston Black (20 Sep 1858–5 Feb 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81956464, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada ; Maintained by The Old medic (contributor 47451600) .