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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Seymour Coppinger (1860-1940)

Farmer, merchant.

Born at Hanover, Ontario in 1860, he came to Manitoba with his family in 1881 and homesteaded near Boissevain. For a time he lived at Nelson where, in partnership with Harry Meikle, he operated a general merchandise business. Afterwards he was a partner with Valentine Winkler in the real estate business. He moved to Morden where he served as a member of the Morden Town Council. On 23 March 1887, he married Sarah Elizabeth Steele (1865-1903). He had six children: Harry Coppinger, Beatrice Irene Coppinger (1895-?, wife of Frank Whittaker), Mary Elizabeth Coppinger (1900-?), and Mabel Annie Coppinger (1902-?), Kathleen Coppinger (?-?, wife of Henry J. Everall), and Ethel Coppinger (?-?). He later moved to Winnipeg, where he lived at 513 Greenwood Place. He died at Winnipeg on 16 September 1940 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

“T. S. Coppinger, aged 80, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 September 1940, page 4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 July 2017

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