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Memorable Manitobans: Edward Anthony Wharton Gill (1859-1944)

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Born at Scraptoft, Leicestershire, England, youngest son of Joseph Wharton Gill, he was educated at Loughborough Grammar School, attended the University of London, then taught school for five years at Market Drayton and in the Danish West Indies before immigrating to Canada in 1884. He completed his education at the University of Manitoba in 1889 and was ordained a priest, serving at St. Mark’s Anglican Church (Minnedosa) from 1889 to 1910. Coming to Winnipeg in late 1910, he taught French and German at St. John’s College and assumed charge of the St. Martin’s Mission on Smithfield Street. In August 1919, he was appointed professor of pastoral theology at St. John’s College and canon at St. John’s Cathedral. On 21 April 1886, he was married to Ellen Agnes Cook (1867-?). They had five children: Evelyn Jordan Gill (b 1887; wife of F. S. Stewart), Alfred Wharton Gill (b 1888), Millicent Elizabeth Gill (b 1890), Herbert D’Arge Gill (b 1892), and Agnes Lance Gill (b 1897). He wrote two novels, Love in Manitoba (1911) and An Irishman’s Luck (1914), as well as the semi-autobiographical A Manitoba Chore Boy (1912). He died at his Winnipeg residence, 4 Emslie Street, on 9 January 1944 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Canon E. A. W. Gill dies, aged 85,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 January 1944.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 December 2017

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