Memorable Manitobans: Andrew Wilson (1863-1923)
Born at Glasgow, Scotland on 8 September 1863, he came to Manitoba in 1889 and worked for ten years at the Stobarts Company. He then worked as a manufacturer’s agent as senior partner in the Wilson and Briggs until his death. On 28 April 1890, he married Mary Johnston (1861-?) and they had two sons and three daughters. He was a member of the Carleton Club and served as President of the Granite Curling Club (1916-1919, 1920-1921) and Manitoba Curling Association (1918-1919). He died at Winnipeg on 6 February 1923 and was buried in the St. James Cemetery.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Andrew Wilson to be laid to rest Friday,” Manitoba Free Press, 7 February 1923, page 13.
Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.
We thank Rick Mutton for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 12 April 2022