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Memorable Manitobans: Gordon Augustus Stovel (1894-1942)

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Born at Winnipeg on 3 May 1894, son of Augustus Breathwaite Stovel and Emma Florence Pelette (1867-1946), he was educated at Mulvey School, Brandon College, Wesley College, and the United Typothetae School of Printing (Indianapolis, Indiana). His was Vice-President in charge of sales for the family printing firm of Stovel Company. On 21 June 1917, he married Edna Muriel McDiarmid (1894-1973), daughter of Archibald P. McDiarmid, with whom he had five children: Gordon McDiarmid Stovel (1918-1966), Augustus Burton Stovel, Elizabeth Merrill “Betty” Stovel (1924-1924), Nancy Joyce Marilyn Stovel (1927-1998, wife of Edwin Sydney Jackson), and Charles Stuart Nelson Stovel (1930-2018). He was a councillor of the Town of Tuxedo and Chairman of the Tuxedo School Board. He was President of the Gyro Club of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Winter Club, and a member of the Junior Board of Trade, Shriners, Manitoba Club, Niakwa Country Club, and Broadway Methodist Church. He died at his Winnipeg home, 124 Grenfell Boulevard, on 15 March 1942 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Obituary, Western Municipal News, March 1942, page 66.

“Gordon Stovel dies suddenly Saturday night,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 March 1942, page 21. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9, page 111]

Obituary [Gordon McDiarmid Stovel], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 February 1966, page 28.

Obituary [Edna McD. Stovel], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 April 1973, page 43.

Obituary [A. Burton Stovel], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 May 1977, page 27.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Leslie Sprange and Geoff Stovel for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 August 2019

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