Memorable Manitobans: Clifford Parnell Wilson (1902-1977)
Born at Repton, England on 8 April 1902, son of Percy Bateman Wilson, he emigrated to Canada where, during his work career, he served as Editor of The Beaver magazine, Curator of the Historical Exhibit of the Hudson’s Bay Company in Winnipeg, Assistant Director of the National Museum of Canada, and a founding member of the Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba (1946-?). On 26 June 1940, he married Eileen Sybil Chandler (1915-2005, daughter of William Kellman Chandler) at Ottawa, Ontario and they subsequently had a son and two daughters. He died at Essondale, British Columbia on 28 October 1977.
His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:
“Eileen Sybil Chandler and Clifford Parnell Wilson are married in Ottawa,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 June 1940, page 9.
Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 October 1977, page 56.
Obituary [Eileen Sybil Wilson], The Globe and Mail, 17 February 2005.
We thank Kathleen Wilson Gay for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 7 November 2021