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Memorable Manitobans: George Morgan Wade (1894-1984)


Born at Elgin County, Ontario on 26 August 1894, son of Byron Jacob Wade (1857-1925) and Margaret “Maggie” Horton (1865-1942), he spent a few of his early years in the Southwold Township before, by 1906, accompanying his family west to 18-37-26W4 near Red Deer, Alberta. He resided there into his 20s, married, and with his wife Elsie C. (c1901-?), had four sons: Glen Wade (c1918-?), George Elbourne Wade (1920-?), Lionel Wade, and Vern Wade. He took teacher training and they moved to Manitoba around 1920, initially taking up residence in Winnipeg, at 11-105 Scotia Street (1921), and later at 23-465 Mountain Avenue (1922) and 87 Evanson Street (1926-1928). During this time, he was Principal of Woodlawn School (1920-1922), Norberry School (1922-1923), and Charleswood School (1923-1928), and graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BA degree (1925). His later whereabouts in Manitoba are uncertain although his teaching career continued at Regina, Saskatchewan (1940-1949) and Evansburg, Alberta (1957) prior to retirement. He died in 1984 and was buried at Southwold, Ontario in the Frome South Side Cemetery.


1901, 1906, & 1911 Canada Census, Automated Genealogy.

1916 & 1926 Canada censes, Library and Archives Canada.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

Canadian Voter Lists, Ancestry.

“News from the suburbs - Charleswood [G. M. Wade, who was appointed principal...],” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 July 1923, page 15.

“Results of Manitoba University examinations [Arts - Fourth Year],” Manitoba Free Press, 21 May 1925, page 16.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

Sandra Boughner's tree [Norfolk County Ontario], Ancestry.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 April 2019

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