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Memorable Manitobans: Ewart Carlton Stovel (1889-1944)

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Ewart Carlton Stovel
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Printer and publisher.

Born at Winnipeg on 13 February 1889, son of John Stovel and Margaret Alice McConnell (c1863-1944), he attended Winnipeg public schools and Brandon College, then entering the financial business before joining the family firm of Stovel Publishing Company. During the First World War he served overseas with the Fort Garry Horse, returning in 1916 and being posted to Regina, Saskatchewan. Returning to the company he ascended to the Presidency after the death of Chester D. Stovel. He was also secretary of the Home Publishing Company, publishers of the National Home Monthly and associated business papers. In 1916, he married Pearl Elizabeth Chisholm (1889-1986), daughter of Archibald D. Chisholm. They had three children. The family lived at 90 Waterloo Street. He died suddenly at his office on 29 March 1944 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


“E. C. Stovel dies on Wednesday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 March 1944. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9, page 150]

“Mrs. John Stovel, 81, succumbs Thursday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 August 1944, page 2.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Leslie Sprange for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 December 2018

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