Songs of the Island - S. Evangeline Matheson Warren

S. Evangeline Matheson Warren


Sara Evangeline Matheson Warren (1887-1982)

Sara Evangeline Matheson Warren was born on 15 January 1887, in Dundas, Prince Edward Island to parents Archibald D. Matheson and Lois Apphia Nelson. Evangeline was the oldest child of ten children, her younger siblings included, Alvah Spurgeon, Alice Elizabeth, Florence Louise, Arthur Daniel, Frances, Edward Archibald, Priscillia Lois, Frederick, and Wilfred Gordon.

By 1911, Evangeline was living in Haymon, BC and working as a teacher. Two of her other siblings, Alvah and Alice were also teachers; Alvah in Lutton, BC, and Alice in Butte River.

In 1915, Evangeline married Ernest Herbert Falkland Warren (1888-1972) in Lethbridge, Alberta.They had two children Archibald Herbert Falkland Warren (1916-2002) and Lois Edith Evangeline Warren Porter (1919-2013).

After marriage, Evangeline would leave teaching but she became an author, and in 1950 published the poetry book, Prairie Panels. She would also write Songs of the Island in 1951, about her birth place of Prince Edward Island, and in 1972, with Echoes from my Song Tree.

On 23 September 1982, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Sara Evangeline Matheson Warren passed away. She was buried in Huntsville Cemetery, in Iron Springs, Alberta.

UPEI’s Provenance Collection has one of her poetry books, Songs of the Island, which contains her signature and picture.


Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1901. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2004. Series RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6428 to T-6556.

Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1911. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2007. Series RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels T-20326 to T-20460.
Lives with family, is a teacher in Western Canada Haymon BC

“Census returns for 1916 Census of Prairie Provinces." Statistics of Canada Fonds, Record Group 31-C-1. LAC microfilm T-21925 to T-21956. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa.
Lives in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Alberta Marriage Indexes. Provincial Archives of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

“New Hampshire, Marriage and Divorce Records, 1659–1947.” Online index and digital images. New England Historical Genealogical Society. Citing New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records, Concord, New Hampshire.

Sara Evangeline Matheson Warren. Find a Grave.

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