Item 2002.20.7.1-3 - Pioneer Days of Mrs. Eliza Durston

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Pioneer Days of Mrs. Eliza Durston

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CA DHM 1977.20-2002.20.7.1-3

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  • 1949 (Creation)
    Durston, Eliza

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11" x 8.5" (3 pages)

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Elizabeth Eliza Durston (nee Brazier) was born in Cambridge, England on September 26, 1861 to Charles Brazier and Martha Bowman. She immigrated with her family to Manitoba and settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1872. She married George Durston (1847-1914) and they had thirteen children: Elizabeth Sophia (1880-1881); Emily (1881-1975); Robert (1883-1961); William (1884-1890); Florence (1885-1945); Albert (1888-1967); Bertha (1888-1963); Alice (1891-1964); Rowan (1892-1977); Grace ( 1896-); Charles Aquilla (1902-1975); George (1904-1982). Eliza and George Durston settled in the Turtle Mountain area in 1882. Eliza passed away in Brandon, Manitoba in 1950.

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Donated to the Daly House Museum by Mrs. K. Gibson in 1977. It was accessioned in 2000.

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A short memoir written by Eliza Durston about her experiences immigrating to Winnipeg in 1872 and later homesteading in the Turtle Mountains. The text was written by Eliza Durston in 1949 with additional details added by her daughter-in-law Mrs. Rowan Durston in 1971.

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