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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Foulds (1846-1922)

Farmer, mail carrier.

Born in Manitoba on 20 June 1846, son of Samuel Foulds, brother of Sarah Foulds Camsell, he farmed and carried mail between Winnipeg and St. Francois Xavier for many years. On 14 October 1871, he married Charlotte Armstrong (1852-1926). They had ten children: Jane Ann Foulds (1871-1934), Aalid C. Foulds (1876-?), Cecilia M. Foulds (1879-?), Ada S. Foulds (1880-?), Charlotte Foulds (1883-?), Lawrence A. Foulds (1885-1967), Hubert Augustus Foulds (1887-1968), Mabel L. Foulds (1890-?), Wallace Wilfred Foulds (1892-1914), and Ernest Gordon Foulds (1896-1982). He died at his Winnipeg home, 1042 Palmerston Avenue (on the same lot where he was born), on 30 January 1922 and was buried in the St. James Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Foulds House No. 1 (1006 Palmerston Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Foulds House No. 2 (1002 Palmerston Avenue, Winnipeg)


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Pioneer mail carrier and old-timer dies,” newspaper clipping. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]

“Death of Thos. Foulds,” Manitoba Free Press, 31 January 1931, page 3.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 November 2019

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