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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur William Goulding (1861-1960)


Born in England on 26 June 1861, he came to the Red River Settlement in 1871. His father, Walter Llewellyn Goulding, an employee of the Hudson’s Bay Company, had preceded his family there. He was ordained as an Anglican priest in 1884 and, the next year, graduated from St. John’s College with a Bachelor’s degree in Divinity. In his early career, he was incumbent of the Parishes of Poplar Point and Victoria, at Holland Emmanuel (1902-1907). At one point, he served as secretary to Archbishop Machray. He served as Chaplain of Stony Mountain Penitentiary at the time of the North West Rebellion of 1885. For fourteen years, he ministered to the needs of the convicts. On 6 August 1885, he married Margaret Augusta Wagner (1861-1941), a daughter of politician William Wagner, at St. Anne’s Anglican Church. They had seven children. He died at Winnipeg on 3 February 1960 and was buried in the Holland Brookdale Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 4 February 1960, page 10.

R.M. of Victoria, Past & Present, Volume 1 by RM of Victoria History Book Committee, 2002, page 154.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 October 2019

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