Erastus Wiman

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Erastus Wiman
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Born (1834-04-21)April 21, 1834
Churchville, Peel Regional Municipality, Ontario
Died February 9, 1904(1904-02-09) (aged 69)
St. George, New York
Cause of death
Complications of a stroke
Nationality American
Citizenship Canadian
Organization Founder, Canadian Club of New York City
Known for
  • Original owner of Metropolitan Baseball Club
Criminal charge
Forgery, 1894
Criminal penalty
Five years and six months in state prison
Criminal status Conviction overturned, 1896
Spouse(s) Eleanor Anne Galbraith (1860-until death)
Parent(s) Erastus Wiman (father)
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Erastus Wiman (21 April 1834 – 9 February 1904) was a Canadian journalist and businessman who later moved to the United States.

Wiman was born in Churchville, Upper Canada, now part of Ontario, on April 21, 1834.

He worked as a reporter for the Toronto Globe and moved into business for R.G. Dun and Co. He was later transferred to New York and would become general manager of the company. He became president of the Great Northwestern Telegraph Company of Canada.[1]

He was a proponent of reciprocity, now known as free trade, between Canada and the United States.


  1. ^ Reid, James D. (1886). The telegraph in American and Morse memorial. J. Polhemus. p. 608. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 

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