Grace Annie Lockhart was born 22 Feb 1855, the daughter of Edward Lockhart and Susan Wittiker of St. John, New Brunswick
Grace was the first woman to earn a university degree in the British Empire. She registered at Mount Allison University in 1872 for the Liberal Arts program. She became interested in science and added a number of courses to her program of studies. In 1874 she received her M.L.A. In 1875 a new milestone in co-education was marked when Mount Allison conferred a BSc on Grace Annie Lockhart. 
On June 23, 1881, she married Reverend John Leard Dawson, and their children included:
Kenneth, born January 7, 1893 in Halifax, who married Vera Matilda Gronlund in Westmorland, NB, and who died November 18, 1954 in Halifax
John Chesley, born April 9, 1898 in Nova Scotia, who married Mary Ogle
Grace Annie (Lockhart) Dawson died May 18, 1916 in York, PEI, and is buried in the Tryon People's Cemetery in PEI
↑Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics : Volume 55 Number 1096; Date June 24 1881; County Saint John; Place Saint John; Newspaper The Daily Telegraph, which states m. 200 Princess Terrace, Thursday morn. 23rd inst., by Rev. D.D. Currie, Rev. John L. DAWSON, B.A., Bermuda / Grace Annie LOCKHART youngest d/o Edward E. LOCKHART of (St. John) city.
↑Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics; Volume 55 Number 1094; Date June 24 1881; County Saint John; Place Saint John; Newspaper The Daily Telegraph, which states Our congratulations to Rev. John L. DAWSON of Bermuda and his bride, Miss Grace Annie LOCKHART, not unmingled with regret that she is to leave Saint John...
↑The 1891 Census shows Grace and John in Nova Scotia; District Name: Halifax (City); District Number: 33; Sub-District Name: Ward 2; Sub-District Number: B; Division Number: 3; Family Number: 82; Page Number: 13-18; Microfilm: T-6313; Reference: RG31 - Statistics Canada; Item Number: 741457
↑Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Vital Statistics from Government Records (RS141); RS141B7 Index to New Brunswick Marriages; Name GRONLUND, VEGA MATHILDE ; Married DAWSON, KENNETH LOCKHART ; Date 1919-09-03; County WESTMORLAND; Parish ----; Number 1811; Code B4/1919; Microfilm F16143
↑Nova Scotia Vital Records showing Kenneth Lockhart Dawson, died 1954 in Halifax, Halifax County can be found in Registration Year: 1954 - Page: 5666
↑Nova Scotia Vital Records showing John Chesley Dawson, born 1898 in Oxford , Cumberland County can be found in Registration Year: 1904 - Page: 91100620
↑Nova Scotia Vital Records showingMarie Ogle and John C. Dawson married 1925 in Colchester County can be found in Registration Year: 1925 - Book: 46 - Page: 37