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Woodland, Mary Corning

  • Person
  • 1925 - 2019

Mary Corning Woodland was a niece of Dr. George Hart Woodland, who graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in 1901.

Woodbury, William Weatherspoon

  • Person
  • 1882-1967

William Woodbury was a professor of orthodontics at Dalhousie University from 1911-1952 and Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry from 1935-1947. He was born in 1882 and graduated with his BSc from Dalhousie University in 1905 before studying at the Philadelphia Dental College. He received an honorary LLD from Dalhousie in 1953, when he was also appointed professor emeritus. He died on 13 October 1967.

Woodbury, R.C., fl. 1920-1952

  • Person

R.C Woodbury was the son of Chalmers Woodbury and Jane Whitman. Jane Whitman was a direct descendant of Anne Bailey, the daughter of Reverend Jacob Bailey. Woodbury had an avid interest in the history of Annapolis Royal and especially his ancestor, Rev. Bailey.

Wood, Weldon Wood

  • Person
  • 1881-1966

Dr. Weldon Patton was born in Roslin, Nova Scotia, in 1881. After graduating from Dalhousie's School of Medicine in 1908, he practised in Newfoundland and numerous locations in Cape Breton, including Glace Bay, Broughton, Dominion, and Port Morien. Patton contributed to the war effort both by serving as a doctor during World War 1, and by tending to disabled soldiers after their return from war. He died in Port Morien in 1966.

Wolfe, Augusta E.

  • Person
  • 1850-1939

Augusta E. Wolfe was born Augusta E. Croft on 3 January 1851 in West Dublin, Nova Scotia, to farmers Fred and Margaret Croft. In 1886 she married Daniel Edgar Wolfe, a fisherman, with whom she had at least one son, Harold E. Wolfe, who died at sea. She died a widow on 4 July 1939.

Wiswall, John

  • Person
  • 1731-1821

Rev. John Wiswall was a Church of England clergyman, born in Boston in 1731. He died in 1821 at Wilmot, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. He was married twice: first to Mercy Minot of Brunswick, Maine with whom he had four children, and secondly to Margaret Hutchinson of New Jersey. Wiswall was the minister at Falmouth in New England when the Revolutionary War began. As a Loyalist, he was forced to flee to Boston with his family and he lost his house and property. After a time as the minister for several churches in England and as a Chaplain aboard a British ship, he was sent by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to Cornwallis Township, Nova Scotia in 1783. He served in this area until his death in 1821.

Wisdom, Jane B.

  • Person
  • 1884-1975

Jane Barnes Wisdom was a pioneer in the social welfare movement in Canada. She was born March 1, 1884 to Freeman W. and Mary Bell (McQueen) Wisdom in Saint John, New Brunswick, the third of four children. After graduating from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1907, she worked as ‘visitor on staff’ at the Charity Organization Society of Montreal while living in their University Settlement residence. In June 1910, she attended one of the first diploma courses in social work at the New York School of Philanthropy, an experimental training program affiliated with Columbia University. She returned to Montreal for a brief time, then took employment with the Brooklyn Bureau of Charities 1912-1916 as executive director of 2 districts. In July of 1916 she was recruited by the new Bureau of Social Services of Halifax (also known as the Halifax Welfare Bureau), to be their first permanent “General Secretary” (today’s equivalent of executive director) and served there until 1921. She survived the Halifax Explosion of Dec 6, 1917, and played an active role in the recovery efforts, being seconded to the Halifax Relief Commission as Supervisor of the Rehabilitation Department. In that role, she organized the building of Community Houses for survivors. In 1920 she worked on the Nova Scotia Provincial Commission researching and reporting on Mother’s Allowances, wages and working conditions of women in Nova Scotia factories. In the summer of that year she traveled around the British Isles (United Kingdom). In 1921 she returned to Montreal to earn a graduate degree from the Department of Economics at McGill University. While there, she was part time instructor of social case work in their Department of Social Science and School of Social Work, until 1924. From 1925 to 1939 she worked as executive director for the Women’s Directory of Montreal, a social services agency specializing in the care of single parent families. In 1941 she conducted a study of the social conditions in the coal mining town of Glace Bay, NS for the Canada Welfare Council, working with fellow social worker Charlotte Whitton (later mayor of Ottawa). She stayed in Glace Bay as the town’s first welfare officer and developed their program of social services, from 1941 until retirement in 1952. She retired to Sutherlands River, Pictou County and died June 9, 1975 at the age of 91.

Winham, Gilbert Rathbone

  • Person
  • 1938-2019

Gil Winham was a political science professor and leading scholar on the political and legal dimensions of international trade negotiations. Born in New York City on 11 May 1938 to Alfred R. Winham and Margery Rankin Post, he served in the United States Navy for three years prior to earning a diploma in international law from the University of Manchester. After completing a doctorate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Winham taught at McMaster University. He joined Dalhousie University in 1975, where he remained until his retirement in 2003. He served as the Director of the Centre for Foreign Policy Study from 1975-1982 and was appointed Eric Dennis Memorial Professorship of Government and Political Science in 1992. His scholarly work and public service led to invitations as a Visiting Researcher to Harvard, Johns Hopkins, the University of Toronto, and El Colegio de Mexico, and to his election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He was also a regular instructor and consultant on trade policy simulation courses at the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, and a member of dispute settlement panels of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Gil Winham died in Berwick, New Brunswick, on 1 January 2019.

Wilson, Rachel

  • Wilson, Rachel
  • Person
  • 1900 - 1995

Rachel Elizabeth Cooke was born on 20 October 1900 in Portaupique Mountain, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, to Mitchell Cooke and Margaret Ellen (Giddens) Cooke. Rachel trained to be a registered nurse at the Halifax Children's Hospital, graduating in 1925, and worked much of her life in Truro, NS. She married J. Arthur Wilson and the couple lived in Truro. Wilson was very involved all of her life in the Women's Institute of Nova Scotia, for which she served for a time as President and Treasurer. She was also very involved with the Baptist Church. She died on 9 July 1995.

Wilson, George Earle

  • Person
  • 1890 - 1973

George Earle Wilson taught history at Dalhousie University from 1919-1969 and served as Dean of Arts and Science from 1945-1955.

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