EDWIN HOWLETT WILSON*
1875-1943

From "The Storied Province of Quebec Past and Present"

Ed. Col. William Wood, Dominion Publishing Company, Limited, Toronto 1931

Prominant business executive and citizen of Montreal, Edwin H. Wilson has had a career of usefulness to the greater community. He is widely known in the Dominion.

Edwin H. Wilson was born September 6, 1875, in Montreal, son of James Crockett Wilson and Jeanie Kilgour, and received his academic instruction in the public schools of his native city. In 1892, at the age of sixteen, he left Montreal to work in his father's paper mill, at Lachute. He engaged actively in the workings of all departments therin, beginning as a junior clerk, acquainting himself with the business from all points of view. in 1899, at his father's death, he took charge of the mills.  His brother, Frank Howard Wilson, two years his senior, took charge of head office in Montreal. In 1893 mill production was doubled and again in 1901.  In 1913, the Wilson plant at 1061 St. Alexander Street, Montreal, was built, and today, in this plant, are employed five hundred workers.  There are other units for paper manufacture and sale in Winnipeg, Vancouver, Lachute and St. Jerome.  The company is the largest of it's category in the Dominion. They manufacture wrapping paper, paper bags, toilet paper,envelopes etcetera; and the volume and mill efficiency attained has been largely due to the ability of Mr. Wilson.

In 1928, on the illness of his brother, Edwin H. Wilson became president and assumed full charge of the corperation's business. He has continued in charge, and it's affairs have prospered well under his direction.

He is a member of the following clubs: Forest and Stream Club, Montreal Club, Dixie Golf Club, Royal Montreal Club, Dunany Golf Club of Lachute, Lachute Golf Club, Matawin Fish and Game Club; and makes recreations of fishing, golf, and literature. He supports the principles of the Conservative party, is a communicant of the United Church, and resides at Lachute.

Edwin H. Wilson married April 5, 1905, Mabel Frances Elliot, of Westmount. Their children are: Edwin Kilgour Wilson, and James C. Wilson.  Both sons are in business.


*Researching Edwin Howlett Wilson.......................Patty Brown  (gg neice)

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