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Memorable Manitobans: Edmund Fotheringham (1879-1960)

Businessman, Mayor of Brandon (1932-1933).

Born at Rothsay, Ontario on 31 January 1879, youngest child born to Robert Fotheringham and Jessica Webster, by 1911 he was in Winnipeg working as a store manager then came to Brandon in 1920, beginning in the produce business, later buying a small creamery which he later sold to the Manitoba Co-Op. He was a Director of the Western Manitoba Broadcasters Limited, an Honorary Director of Brandon College and the Provincial Exhibition, and director of several Brandon companies. He was the Chairman of the Brandon General Hospital for many years.

He was married to Margaret Emily “May” Scott (1876-?). They had three children: Margaret Jean Fotheringham (b 1907), Gordon Edmund Fotheringham (b 1909), and William Webster “Bill” Fotheringham (1911-1999).

He died in Brandon on 16 June 1960 and was buried in Brandon Cemetery. He is commemorated by E. Fotheringham Drive in Brandon.


1881 Canada census, FamilySearch.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Birthday congratulations to,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 January 1933, page 13.

“Former Brandon Mayor dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 June 1960. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B12, page 32]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 February 2014

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