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Memorable Manitobans: Samuel Wesley Woods (1866-1931)

Butcher, municipal official.

Born at Lincolnshire, England on 24 January 1866, he emigrated to Canada in 1894. After a short stay in Toronto, he moved to Winnipeg then to Portage la Prairie. He worked in several occupations until he had saved enough money to open a butcher shop. He and wife Florence Rosamund Llewellyn (1866-?) had four children: Florence Miriam Woods (b 1890, wife of Alexander Hudson), Samuel L. Woods (b 1891), Ethel Maud Woods (b 1895, wife of E. MacMillan), and Percy Alexander Woods (b 1899). He was active in municipal affairs, serving as a member of the city council and Mayor of Portage la Prairie in 1909. He moved to Winnipeg in 1912 where he worked as a representative for eastern Canadian companies. He died at Winnipeg on 12 May 1931 and was buried in Portage la Prairie.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth, marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“S. W. Woods expires after long illness”, Manitoba Free Press, 14 May 1931, page 6.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 February 2010

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