Memorable Manitobans: Daniel Armenius Wickware (1861-1917)

Educator, merchant.

Born in Ontario on 1 January 1861, he married fellow Ontario native Agnes J. Scott (1870-?), became a teacher, and moved to Manitoba. Here, the couple had two daughters; Elizabeth Mary “Minnie” Wickware (1895-?) and Margaret Irene Wickware (1897-?).

He taught at Gretna School (1890-1892, Principal 1891-1892), Elva School (1896), and Alexander School (1896-1898) before the family settled at Birtle. There he was Principal of Birtle School (1898-1904) and Secretary of both the Birtle School Board (1912-1915) and the local Liberal association. In 1907, he went into a business partnership with James Martin Hough, Albert Summerfield, John Walley, and David Unrah Hough as the general merchant firm of Hough Bros. & Wickware, operating stores at Birtle and Rossburn. He was a member of the Masons and IOOF.

He died suddenly of a coughing spell at Birtle on 14 March 1917.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“New companies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 5 October 1907, page 4.

“Wanted Principal for Birtle Intermediate School,” Manitoba Free Press, 26 June 1912, page 23.

“Wanted for Birtle Consolidated School,” Manitoba Free Press, 13 November 1915, page 26.

“Sudden death of D. A. Wickware,” Manitoba Free Press, 15 March 1917, page 2.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 8 July 2024

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