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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Cory (1835-1920)


Born at Cornwall, England on 5 January 1835, he emigrated to Canada in 1854, married Margaret Garrett the next year, and moved to the vicinity of Gladstone in 1871. They had seven children: Thomas Cory (b 1856), Mary Honora Cory (1857-1940, wife of Thomas L. Morton), William Wallace Cory, Janet Cory (b 1868), Sophia Elizabeth Cory (b 1870), Edith Cory (b 1873), John Garrett Cory, and Margaret Cory (b 1880). He served as the first Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Westbourne and was a local Police Magistrate. He moved to Winnipeg around 1906 where he died at his home, 53 Cathedral Avenue, on 30 September 1920 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.


Birth registrations, Ancestry.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Funeral of Thomas Cory,” Manitoba Free Press, 5 October 1920, page 4.

“Thomas Cory, Manitoba pioneer, dead after long and useful life,” Manitoba Free Press, 1 October 1910, page 1. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 October 2014

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