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Memorable Manitobans: William Frank (1857-1920)

Farmer, realtor.

Born at Elora, Ontario in 1857, he came to Manitoba in 1878 and took up farming in the vicinity of the present town of Rivers. He then moved to Winnipeg and went into the real estate business in association with Henry S. Crotty. He later partnered with G. W. Walker until 1911 when he continued in the business alone. He was married twice, first to Mary Jane Crooks (1854-1893) and they had one son, Edward Cecil Frank, who was killed during the First World War. His 1911 marriage to Lilian B. H. Shearn (?-?) produced two children, Harold Frank (1910-?) and Marjorie Frank (1912-?). He died at Winnipeg on 31 May 1920 and was buried in the Glen Eden Memorial Garden.


Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Real estate dealer is called by death,” newspaper clipping dated 1 June 1920. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 May 2019

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