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Memorable Manitobans: Clifford Parnell Wilson (1902-1977)


Born at Repton, England on 8 April 1902, he emigrated to Canada where, during his work career, he served as Editor of The Beaver magazine, Curator of the Historical Exhibit of the Hudsons 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-?). He was married to Eileen Sybil Chandler (?-?, daughter of William Kellman Chandler) and they had a son and two daughters. He died at Essondale, British Columbia on 28 October 1977.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Private Letters from the Fur Trade: A Selection from the Correspondence of William McMurray, between 1845 and 1871
MHS Transactions, Series 3, 1948-49 Season


Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 October 1977, page 56.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 January 2021

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