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Memorable Manitobans: William Morley Story (1881-1976)


Born at Hant’s Harbour, Newfoundland in 1881, son of a Methodist minister, he came to western Canada around 1900, finally settling at Winnipeg in 1903. From the First World War to 1939, when he retired, he owned and operated a men’s clothing store, Story & Story. On 27 September 1911, he married Marion Louise Plews at Winnipeg. He was one of the early members of the Winnipeg Canoe Club, serving as Commodore in 1923 and 1924, and Treasurer until 1939. He helped to organize the Past Commodores’ Group. He was also active in the Winnipeg Kiwanis Club, holding a record of perfect attendance for 47 years. He established its weekly newsletter “The Builder” and, for 25 years, was its editor. He also organized the Kiwanis Glee Club and was its conductor for 15 years. He died at Winnipeg on 21 May 1976.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wilson House (834 Wolseley Avenue, Winnipeg)


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 May 1976, page 57.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 November 2016

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