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Memorable Manitobans: Sloan Schooley (1853-1929)


Born at Welland, Ontario on 16 September 1853, son of Gilbert Schooley, he worked at a grocery and liquor store at St. Catharines for nine years. He came to Manitoba and worked on construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. On leaving the railroad, he went to Gladstone and opened a general store that he operated for many years. In 1885, he married Nancy Theresa Zavitz (1856-1955) of Welland County, Ontario. They had five children: Ethel School (1889-1889), Minnie Schooley (1890-1924), Irwin Schooley (1892-1976), Irene Schooley (1894-?, wife of Stanley Jack), and Jessie Sloan Schooley (1899-1900). He was a member of the IOOF and COF. He was Secretary-Treasurer for the Town of Gladstone. He died at Gladstone on 16 February 1929 and was buried in the Gladstone Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 September 2018

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