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Memorable Manitobans: Washington Hector French (1873-1956)

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Washington Hector French
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Municipal official.

Born at Clarenceville, Quebec on 24 March 1873, he moved to Stony Mountain in 1882. He served as a councillor and Reeve (1920) of the Rural Municipality of Rockwood, President of the Manitoba Good Roads Association (1932), President of the Union of the Manitoba Municipalities (1938 to 1939), and President of the Manitoba School Trustees Association. He was a member of the Masons (Stonewall Lodge No. 12). He died at Winnipeg on 20 June 1956 and was buried in the Stony Mountain Cemetery.

Sources:

“Municipal leader W. H. French dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 June 1956, page 2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 June 1956.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 May 2019

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