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Memorable Manitobans: William John Rose (1885-1968)


Born at Minnedosa on 7 August 1885, son of Henry Rose and Prudence McKinney (1856-1927), he was educated at the Minnedosa South School then he taught school briefly at Ravens Glen School (1903). He then attended the University of Manitoba and was later elected a Rhodes Scholar for Manitoba for the year 1905, atttending Magdalen College at Oxford University. He received his degree in 1908 and returned to Winnipeg to become an instructor at Wesley College. He retired to British Columbia where he died, unmarried, at Naramata on 10 March 1968.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Early Minnedosa: The Crossing, the Town and the Railway
MHS Transactions, Series 3, 1958-1959 Season

See also:

William Rose: Manitoba Historian by Daniel Stone
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 31, 1974-1975 Season


Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 March 1968, page 22.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 February 2021

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