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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur William Wood (1918-2015)

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Educator, agrologist.

Born on a farm near Neepawa in 1918, son of Thomas William Wood and Mary Isabella Howell, during the 1930s he worked as a logger in British Columbia and served in hotels in London, England. During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. After the war, he farmed and attended Regina College (1947), receiving a degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1951. He then received a PhD degree in Agricultural Economics from Stanford University in 1956. He taught and served as Head in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Manitoba, where he specialized in agricultural marketing. He served on several boards, including Freshwater Fisheries. In 1961, he was inducted in the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt. He died at Edmonton, Alberta on 18 May 2015.

Sources:

Ontario marriage registration [Thomas William Wood], Ancestry.

Birth registration [Cecil Wood], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1916 Canada census, Ancestry.

“Minnedosa student wins honor at Regina,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 May 1947, page 27.

“Award to Minnedosan,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 August 1951, page 30.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 May 2015.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 May 2015

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