|Wilfred was the first son of James and Carrie MacPhail.
Wilfred was born June 25, 1896, and died November
1972. Wilfred served as an officer in the Canadian
Army Engineers in WWI and with the Corp of Signals
in WWII. He studied electrical engineering at Nova
Scotia Tech but left before graduation to take over the
operation of the McPhail General Store on the death of
his father. He was not cut out to be a storekeeper,
however, and the store closed in 1930. Wilfred joined
the immigration service of the Federal Government
where he served for many years. He was involved in
local politics and served on the local council for
several years. He married Myrtle Keith in 1924. She
Children of Wilfred & Myrtle (Keith) McPhail:
James William 1926, Mary Jean 1929-1979, Robert abt
1930, Caroline 1939.