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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Samuel Cockbill (c1891-?)


Born in England and educated at the University of London, he immigrated to Canada in 1911 and, three years later, was appointed the first Principal of Brant Consolidated School, serving until 1916. On 11 October 1915, he married English immigrant Dorothy Lydia Saunders (c1896-1982) in the RM of Thompson. They had three children: Dorothy Cockbill Campbell, Joan Cockbill Fisher, and Frank William John Cockbill (c1919-1974). They resided at Roseisle, Manitoba. He died sometime before 1974 and was buried in the Roseisle Cemetery.


Marriage regitration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1916 Canada census, Ancestry.

Obituary [Frank William John Cockbill], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 May 1974, page 21.

Obituary [Dorothy Lydia Cockbill], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 April 1982, page 37.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 June 2013

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