Charlotte (Lottie) Louise Mann

Database ID28483
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Archives
Fonds/CollectionGeorge Gwynne Mann Family Fonds
File/Item ReferenceMannphoto 31
Date of creation[ca. 1900s]
Physical description/extentone photograph; b&w
Number of images1
Historical noteGeorge Gwynne Mann was born in Darlington, Upper Canada on November 24, 1843. He spent most of his youth and young adult life in Bowmanville, Ontario where he tended his father's farm. In the mid to late 1860s he was a member of the 45th West Durham Battalion of Infantry and saw action in the Fenian raids. In 1878 he sold his property and moved west as a Government farm instructor, first at Fort Pitt and then Onion Lake North-West Territories. He was joined there by his wife Sarah and their three children, Blanche, Charlotte and George Junior in 1883. The evening of 2 April 1885 after the so-called Frog Lake massacre they were helped to escape to Fort Pitt by the family of treaty Chief Seekascootch (Cutarm). Two weeks later they were taken prisoner and held for two months by Plains Cree warriors under the leadership of Wandering Spirit. In the winter of 1885 Mann was promoted to Indian agent and he and his family remained in Onion Lake until 1900 when he was transferred to Saddle Lake, NWT. In 1905 he was transferred to Hobbema, Alberta where he remained until his death in 1916. He is buried in the Wetaskiwin cemetery.
Scope and contentA portrait photograph of Charlotte Mann taken in Edmonton, Alberta, probably in the early 1900s.
Restrictions on accessThere are no restrictions on access.
ContributerMathers, Edmonton, Alberta
Copyright holderPublic domain
Primary MediaPhotographs
Provenance Access PointMann, George 1843-1916 (Indian agent)
Location of originalsPrivate collection. University of Saskatchewan has digital image only.
Other notesRelated family material can be found at the Saskatchewan Archives Board, Saskatoon and Regina Offices, and at the Glenbow Archives in Calgary, Alberta.
PlaceEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
Treaty boundariesTreaty 6
Cultural regionPlains
NamesMann, Charlotte Louise (1879-1927)
People -- Portraits
Early European Settlers
Date Range(s)1900-1909
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