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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Ladlay “Fred” Bousfield (1865-1957)


Born in England on 3 March 1865, he married Hannah Lloyd (1968-1943) of Brewwood, Staffordshire, England. The couple had nine children: Freda Lloyd Bousfield (1893-1937, wife of George Frederick Clare), Stafford Ladlay “Staff” Bousfield (1895-1925), Frederick Percival “Percy” Bousfield (1896-1916), Victoria Louisa Bousfield (1898-?, wife of Douglas Wallace), William Hartley Bousfield (1899-?), Reginald Harker Bousfield (1900-1980), Doris Anne Bousfield (1901-1970, wife of Dr. Harold Frederick Thorlakson), Constance Lowther “Connie” Bousfield (1903-2007, wife of Harold Crossin, daughter-in-law of Albert Livingstone Crossin), and Lawrence Hodgson Bousfield (1907-1971).

In 1912, the family moved to Canada in 1912 and settled at 844 Home Street in Winnipeg. He worked as an educator and taught in rural Manitoba schools, including Wycliffe School (c1915), Valley River School (c1918), Sifton School (1920-1921), Dand School (1921-1922), North Plympton School (1922-1923), Laurier School (1923-1924), and Ardal School (1924-1925). A long-time property owner at Winnipeg Beach, where he served as Chairman and Honourary Life President of the Winnipeg Beach Taxpayers Association, he returned to Winnipeg in the 1950s.

He died at Winnipeg Beach on 19 June 1957 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Marriage registration [Reginald Harker Bousfield], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Bousfield [...],” Manitoba Free Press, 14 March 1925, page 8.

“S. L. Bousfield to be buried on Wednesday,” Manitoba Free Press, 8 December 1925, page 5.

“Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Bousfield [...],” Manitoba Free Press, 30 July 1927, page 16.

“Crossin - Bousfield,” Manitoba Free Press, 1 September 1927, page 10.

“Winnipeg Beach taxpayers meet for nominations,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 August 1936, page 3.

Obituary [Freda Lloyd Clare], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 November 1937, page 7.

Death notice [Hannah Bousfield], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 May 1943, page 17.

Obituary [Mrs. F.L. Bousefield, sic], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 May 1943, page 2.

Winnipeg Estate #31637, Hannah Bousfield, Archives of Manitoba.

“Municipality of Winnipeg Beach,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 October 1947, page 2.

“Criticism 'uncalled for' Beach official declares,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 May 1953, page 3.

[Photo caption], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 March 1954, page 16.

Death notice, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 June 1957, page 34.

Winnipeg Estate #54918, Frederick L. Bousfield, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituary [Lawrence Hodgson Bousfield], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 August 1971, page 33.

Obituary [Constance Lowther Crossin], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 February 2007, page 47.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

Freda Lloyd Bousfield, FamilySearch.

We thank Derek Thom for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 13 January 2022

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