Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Parr Cotter (1870-1920)
Born in Cork County, Ireland on 10 March 1870, he came to Canada with his family around 1883 and moved to Winnipeg around 1900. He established the plumbing business of Cotter Brothers, located at the intersection of Fort Street and St. Mary Avenue. On 2 October 1907, he married Elizabeth May “Lizzie” Gillies (1889-?) at Winnipeg and they had a daughter, Jean Annie Cotter (1908-?). He died at Calgary, Alberta on 18 October 1920, following a short illness, and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Cotter – Gillies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 October 1907, page 9.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“Thomas Cotter dies in Calgary,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 October 1920, page 6.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 1 April 2021