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Memorable Manitobans: David T. Wilson (1854-?)


Born in Scotland on 15 August 1854, son of David Wilson and Isabella Tennant, he emigrated to Canada after the death of his father, settling in Ontario where he was educated at Wentworth. He quit school at the age of 14 to work as a farm labourer until 1882 when he moved to Manitoba and took up a farm. He sold it in 1910 and retired to Russell. On 22 November 1875, he married Isabella McLennan. They had six children, all of whom died in childhood. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and Masons.


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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 May 2010

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