George MacKinnon Wrong
George Wrong was born on June 25, 1860 in Grovesend, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada. His father failed as a farmer, and so George was sent to live with relatives in Ohio. Later as a teenager he returned to Canada and got a job at a Toronto bookstore.
In 1879 he enrolled in theology studies at Wycliffe College. He was ordained an Anglican priest in 1883. He remained at Wycliffe as a lecturer in history and apologetics.
In 1886 he married Sophia Hume Blake, the daughter of Edward Blake. This propelled him into high society. They had five children.
In 1894, he was appointed Professor and head of the Department of History at the University of Toronto. He remained there until retirement in 1927.
He wrote a number of books on History, including ones on France, Canada, the United States, and England. He thrust his influence in developing the English speaking history of Canada, and in encouraging Canada-U.S. relations.
He died June 29, 1948.
From 1903 edition; 320 illustrations; 648 pages
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