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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph “Joe” Wood (1867-1935)

Businessman, municipal official.

Born near Halifax, Yorkshire, England on 5 December 1867, he came to Canada in 1888. He resided in Ontario until 1892 then homesteaded near Morden. On 7 December 1892, he married Sarah Patterson (1871-1959) and they had six children. The family moved to Elm Creek in 1898 where he operated a livery stable and boarding house. He served as Reeve for the Rural Municipality of Grey (1907-1916). An active curler, he was made an honorary life member of the Manitoba Curling Association (1934). He died on 10 October 1935 and was buried in the Elm Creek Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Grandview Hotel / Elm Creek Hotel (14 Railway Avenue, Elm Creek, RM of Grey)


“Pioneer citizen of Elm Creek district dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 October 1935, page 5.

“One man’s opinion,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 October 1935, page 15.

Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Ripples from the Creek by Mrs. F. D. Baragar, 1969, page 224.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 February 2019

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