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Memorable Manitobans: Andrew Wilson (1863-1923)

Manufacturer’s agent.

Born at Glasgow, Scotland on 8 September 1863, he came to Manitoba in 1889 and worked for ten years at the Stobarts Company. He then worked as a manufacturer’s agent as senior partner in the Wilson and Briggs until his death. On 28 April 1890, he married Mary Johnston (1861-?) and they had two sons and three daughters. He was a member of the Carleton Club and Granite Curling Club (President). He was President of the Manitoba Curling Association (1918-1919). He died at Winnipeg on 6 February 1923 and was buried in the St. James Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Andrew Wilson to be laid to rest Friday,” Manitoba Free Press, 7 February 1923, page 13.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 April 2017

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