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Memorable Manitobans: George G. Wilson (1871-?)


Born in New York state on 27 February 1871, son of George and Sarah Wilson, his father died when he was young and he came to Canada with his mother, beginning his education in Ontario and completing it in Manitoba at the age of 12. He helped on the family farm until 1895 when he took up his own homestead of 240 in Township 16, Range 17. He raised crops as well as Holstein cattle and Shire horses. On 18 December 1895, he married Mary Snowden at Minnedosa. They had eight children: Pearl M. Wilson, James C. Wilson, Millie J. Wilson, Lucy L. Wilson, Violet G. Wilson, Etta M. Wilson, Lean I. Wilson, and Francis A. Wilson. The family attended the Methodist Church.


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: 14 June 2014

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