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Memorable Manitobans: John Moses Wiley (1874-1961)

Grain merchant.

Born at Uxbridge, Ontario on 28 August 1874, he came to Winnipeg in 1908 where he was the President of the grain brokerage firm of Wiley Low and Company. On 26 December 1906, he married Renee Agnes Harvie (1874-1937) of Gravenhurst, Ontario. They had two sons: John Harvie Wiley (1912-1975, husband of Enid Alexandra MacGregor) and Douglas Cameron Wiley (1914-1987, husband of Ruth Myra Inkster). The family lived at 59 Kingsway, Winnipeg. He died at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital on 1 May 1961 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Social side of city life,” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 December 1906, page 14.

Obituary [Renee Agnes Wiley], Winnipeg Tribune, 18 October 1937, page 17.

“Ruth Myra Inkster weds Douglas Cameron Wiley in early morning bridal,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 November 1938, page 9.

John Moses Wiley, Albert Family Tree.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 January 2019

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