Grace (Lockhart) Dawson
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Grace Annie (Lockhart) Dawson (1855 - 1916)

Grace Annie Dawson formerly Lockhart
Born in St. John, New Brunswick, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in York, Lot 34, Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canadamap
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Grace Annie Lockhart was born 22 Feb 1855, the daughter of Edward Lockhart and Susan Wittiker of St. John, New Brunswick[1]

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[2]. [3]

On June 23, 1881, she married Reverend John Leard Dawson[4] [5] [6], and their children included:

  1. Kenneth, born January 7, 1893 in Halifax, who married Vera Matilda Gronlund in Westmorland, NB[7], and who died November 18, 1954 in Halifax[8]
  2. John Chesley, born April 9, 1898 in Nova Scotia[9], who married Mary Ogle[10]

Grace Annie (Lockhart) Dawson died May 18, 1916 in York, PEI[11], and is buried in the Tryon People's Cemetery in PEI[12]


  1. Eagles, Douglas Eaton. Lockhart families of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, 1984 – Parents, Siblings, Husband, Children Pg 384
  2. The Canadidan Encyclopedia Grace Annie Lockhart; Article by John G. Reid; Date Published April 1, 2008;
  3. PEI Women Attending University Off and On the Island to 1943 by Heidi MacDonald, University of Lethbridge, published in Acadiensis: Journal of the HIstory of the Atlantic Region; Vol. XXXV, No. 1 Autumn/Automne 2005
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Nova Scotia Vital Records showing Kenneth Lockhart Dawson, died 1954 in Halifax, Halifax County can be found in Registration Year: 1954 - Page: 5666
  9. Nova Scotia Vital Records showing John Chesley Dawson, born 1898 in Oxford , Cumberland County can be found in Registration Year: 1904 - Page: 91100620
  10. 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
  11. Government of PEI; Public Archives and Records Office Death Record; Name Grace Lockhart Dawson  ; Age 61; Residence York ; Date of Death 18 May 1916 ; Entry Number 10380; Source RG19/s2/ss6: Death registration books, 1913-1919, p. 251
  12. Find A Grave: Memorial #139073759

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