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Memorable Manitobans: Ernest Jameson Wood (1862-?)

Farmer, MLA (1888-1892).

Born at Stoke, England on 2 September 1862, he was educated by private tuition at Oxford University then worked as an immigration agent. He farmed near Gruid Post Office after coming to Manitoba. At the 1888 provincial general election, he was elected an Opposition representative for the Cypress constituency, believed to be one of the youngest provincial politicans at that time. He served a single term but was defeated by three votes in the 1892 general election. On 27 February 1889, he married Evelyn Louise Jones (?-?) at Winnipeg. He later moved to London, England where he worked as an Anglican clergyman.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Canadian Parliamentary Companion, 1889 edited by J. A. Gemmill.

“From parliament to slums,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 June 1907, page 12.

We thank Connor Mah for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 March 2020

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