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Memorable Manitobans: Ethel Elizabeth Wiley Irwin (1893-1960)

Educator.

Born at Muff, Donegal, Ireland on 7 August 1893, daughter of James Preston Wiley (1853-1920) and Mary Hill McConnell (1869-1964), she became a teacher before immigrating to Canada in 1920. She settled at Winnipeg and worked in East Kildonan, teaching at Polson School (1920-1921) and serving as Principal of Salisbury School (1921-1923). On 30 June 1923, she married Earl Edward Irwin (1890-1963) at St. Giles Church. Her later whereabouts are unknown until her death at Montreal, Quebec on 27 November 1960.

Sources:

Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Morse Place,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 April 1922, page 6.

“Irwin - Wiley,” Winnipeg Tribune, 5 July 1923, page 6.

Death notice [John Dickson Wiley], Manitoba Free Press, 4 November 1929, page 23.

Obituary [J. Preston Wiley], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 December 1982, page 38.

McConnell_2010-02-28 family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 15 October 2017

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