George MacKinnon Wrong
|George MacKinnon Wrong|
George Wrong in 1895
June 25, 1860|
Grovesend in Elgin County, Canada West
|Died||June 29, 1948
|Other names||George McKinnon Wrong|
|Employer||University of Toronto|
|Spouse(s)||Sophia Hume Blake, the daughter of Edward Blake|
|Children||Margaret Christian Wrong, Edward Murray Wrong, Harold Verschoyle Wrong, H. H. Wrong, and Agnes Honoria Wrong|
Born at Grovesend in Elgin County, Canada West (now Ontario), he was ordained in the Anglican priesthood in 1883 after attending Wycliffe College. In 1894, as successor to Sir Daniel Wilson, he was appointed Professor and head of the Department of History at the University of Toronto. He retired in 1927.
In 1886, he married Sophia Hume Blake, the daughter of Edward Blake, Premier of Ontario (1871 to 1872) and leader of the Liberal Party of Canada (1880 to 1887). They had five children: missionary Margaret Christian Wrong (1887–1948), historian and Oxford academic Edward Murray Wrong (1889–1928)[dead link], British Army officer Harold Verschoyle Wrong (born 1891 and was killed in action in the 1916 Battle of the Somme during World War I), diplomat Humphrey Hume Wrong (1894–1954), and Agnes Honoria Wrong.
All of the Wrong children and their father were graduates of the University of Toronto.
- The Conquest of New France (1910)
- The Fall of Canada (1914)
- The United States and Canada: A Political Study (1921)
- The Rise and Fall of New France (1928)
- Britain's History (1929)
- Canada and the American Revolution: The Disruption of the First British Empire (1935)
- Damien-Claude Bélanger (2004). "George MacKinnon (George M.) Wrong". The Quebec History Encyclopedia. Retrieved March 16, 2006.
- Works written by or about George MacKinnon Wrong at Wikisource
- George MacKinnon Wrong at The Canadian Encyclopedia