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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas E. Morden (?-1914)

Cleric, journalist.

He became a minister in the Methodist Church in 1871, coming to Winnipeg in 1877 to work at the Wesleyan Institute. When the institue closed, he returned to eastern Canada. He came back to Winnipeg in 1879 to work at the Daily Times newspaper. A year later, he went to the Tribune to work under editor G. H. Ham. He moved to the Free Press in 1881 where he stayed for the remainder of his working life. He also remained involved in religious duties, and was closely identified with the All People’s Mission. He suffered a stroke in 1910 from which he never fully recovered. He moved to Toronto in 1912 where he wife died a year later. He then moved to Picton, Ontario where he died on 6 December 1914.

Sources:

“Rev. Thomas Morden, former Winnipegger, dies in Picton, Ont.”, Manitoba Free Press, 15 December 1914 [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B6]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2010

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