Memorable Manitobans: William McLaws Eadie (1868-1935)
Born at Kelvin, Norfolk County, Ontario on 25 October 1868, son of William McLaws Eadie (1837-1898) and Charlotte Hedgers (1846-1930), he worked as a public school teacher prior to marrying Harriet Jane “Hattie” Banks (1868-1960) at Edge Hill, Ontario on 2 August 1893. They had six children: Nelson Burns Eadie (1894-1917), Evelin Eadie (1899-1901), Lillian Mae Eadie (1903-1977, wife of ? Lightfoot), Charles Wilfred Eadie (1904-1950), Genevieve Eadie (1906-1976), and Delight Harriet Eadie (1909-1971, wife of ? Daniel). After teaching in Ontario, he spent time in rural Manitoba, serving as Principal of Oakwood School (1911-1913, where his wife also taught) and Melita School (1915-1916). He died at Toronto, Ontario on 25 February 1935 and was buried in the Zion Glenelg Community Cemetery in Grey County, Ontario.
Ontario marriage registrations, Ancestry.
1901 and 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.
Attestation papers [Nelson Burns Eadie], Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.
Ontario death registration [William McLaws Eadie], Ancestry.
William McLaws Eadie, FindAGrave.
Scotland Cemetery burial transcriptions, FindAGrave.
We thank John Eadie for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 24 December 2022