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Memorable Manitobans: Archibald Edward Wilson (1869-1947)

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Archibald Edward Wilson
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Educator.

Born at Sarnia, Ontario on 4 May 1869, son of Rev. Edward F. Wilson and Eliza Francis, his father was the founder of the Shingwauk Home for Indians at Sault Ste. Marie and was the author of several books, including an Ojibway dictionary. He was educated at the Shingwauk Home and Trinity College (Port Hope) then assisted his father in missionary work. In 1888, he came to Elkhorn as Principal of the Washakada Indian Industrial School, holding the position for the next 30 years, until the facility was closed in 1918. He was married twice, first on 28 March 1892 to Eliza Charlotte St. Clair Vidal (1869-?), at Virden, with whom he had four children: Eliza Melita Wilson (b 1893), Winnifred St. Clair Wilson (b 1895), Muriel Wilson (b 1900), and Archibald St. Clair Wilson. On 24 July 1912, he married Alida Jean Baldwin of Warren, with whom he had taught for five years. He was a member of the Masons and the Anglican church. In 1944, he left Canada to visit relatives in Scotland, and died at Edinburgh in November 1947.

Sources:

Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

“A. E. Wilson dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 December 1947, page 4.

Steel and Grass Roots, 1882-1981: History of Elkhorn by Elkhorn and District Historical Society, page 86.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 October 2017

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