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Memorable Manitobans: William Ernest “Will” Ingersoll (1879-1968)

Author and journalist.

Born at Shoal Lake, Manitoba on 28 December 1879, he joined the Free Press as a reporter in 1908 and served as secretary to J. W. Dafoe, then church editor from 1935 to 1960. He had a short story in the first anthology of Canadian writing, published in 1929. He had previously published Daisy Herself (1918) and The Road That Led Home; A Romance of Plow-land (1918). A follower of boxing, he began collecting Elvis Presley records at the age of 80. He died at Winnipeg on 31 December 1968.


“Former church editor dies here at 89”, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1969, page 6.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

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