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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Hartington Bole (1880-1950)

Grain merchant.

Born in Ontario on 11 December 1880, son of David Wesley Bole and Isabella Lennox (?-1931), he worked in his father’s drug company until the 1920s when he headed the Bole Grain Company and Electric Elevator and Grain Company. On 7 September 1904, he married Edith Mary Richards (1882-1950), eldest daughter of Albert Elswood Richards, at Winnipeg. They had two children: Elswood Fredrick Bole and Leslie Bole Radcliffe. He died at his Winnipeg home, 203 Kingston Row, on 16 July 1950 and was buried in the St. John’s Cemetery.


Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Mrs. F. H. Bole dies at coast”, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 February 1950, page 25.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 July 1950, page 11.

Winnipeg Free Press necrology files. [University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, Winnipeg Elite Study, G. Friesen Fonds, Mss 154, Box 15, File 16]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 November 2009

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