Memorable Manitobans: Edwin William Rose (1877-1937)
Born at Kingston, Ontario on 13 November 1877, youngest child of Edwin Rose (1837-1914) and Esther Toland (?-?), the family moved to Manitoba in 1884 where his father served as postmaster of Gladstone. He was educated in the public schools of Winnipeg, later attending St. John’s College from which he graduated in 1897. He then entered the medical department of the University of Manitoba, receiving a medical degree in 1900. He spent a year working in the St. Boniface Hospital then returned to Gladstone where he established a general practice. He served as Mayor of Gladstone (1912-1915) and was a member of the Gladstone School Board for 20 years, and Secretary-Treasurer of the Gladstone Hospital Board. On 12 April 1910, he married Jean Elizabeth Corlett (1876-1951). They had three children: Margaret Elizabeth Rose (1912-1998, wife of Leon E. Hubble), Dorothy Eleanor Rose (1914-1999, wife of Gordon A. Sutherland), and John Edwin “Jack” Rose (1916-1994). He was a member of the IOOF and COF. He died at Gladstone on 23 February 1937 and was buried in the Gladstone Cemetery.
Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Dr. Rose, Mayor of Gladstone for 4 years, is dead,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 February 1937, page 3.
Obituary [John Edwin Rose], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 1994, page 19.
Obituary [Margaret Elizabeth Hubble], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 February 1998, page 38.
Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Joyce Hubble and Michael Snow for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 12 May 2018
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