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Memorable Manitobans: Ethel Elizabeth Wiley Irwin (1893-1960)


Born at Muff, Donegal, Ireland on 7 August 1893, daughter of James Preston Wiley (1853-1920) and Mary Hill McConnell (1869-1964), she became a teacher before immigrating to Canada in 1920. She settled at Winnipeg and worked in East Kildonan, teaching at Polson School (1920-1921) and serving as Principal of Salisbury School (1921-1923). On 30 June 1923, she married Earl Edward Irwin (1890-1963) at St. Giles Church. Her later whereabouts are unknown until her death at Montreal, Quebec on 27 November 1960.


Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Morse Place,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 April 1922, page 6.

“Irwin - Wiley,” Winnipeg Tribune, 5 July 1923, page 6.

Death notice [John Dickson Wiley], Manitoba Free Press, 4 November 1929, page 23.

Obituary [J. Preston Wiley], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 December 1982, page 38.

McConnell_2010-02-28 family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 15 October 2017

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