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Memorable Manitobans: Wilmot Freeman Morden (1851-1930)


Born at Walkerton, Ontario on 3 November 1851, son of Alvey Morden and Francis Hutchinson, he came to Manitoba with his family in 1874. Five years later, he married Elizabeth Burn Borthwick (1851-?), daughter of Hugh Jamieson Borthwick. They had four children: Frank Borthwick Morden, Marion Morden, Bessie Morden, and Edward Morden. He served for 20 years as a member of the Morden school board, retiring in 1902. He was a member of the IOOF. He died in the RM of Bifrost on 24 April 1930.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 September 2018

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