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Memorable Manitobans: Francis Gardner “Frank” Hall (1914-1977)

Educator, civil servant.

Born at Winnipeg on 29 April 1914, son of Arthur Thomas Hall (1880-1959) and Mary Gwendoline Merry (c1885-1954), he graduted from United College (BA, 1935) and was Principal of Dugald School (1937-1939) prior enlisting in the Canadian Forces. During the Second World War, he saw service in Italy, France, and Germany before returning to Canada. Post-war, he remained active with the Winnipeg Grenadiers Reserve and retired with the rank of Major in 1963. He worked for the Federal Government (Income Tax Department) for 28 years before semi-retiring to join the provincial Succession Duty and Gift Tax Branch, working there until his death. He was a member of St. Mark’s Anglican Church. He married Grace Margaret Cooper (?-1998) and had four children. The family lived at 48 Elm Park Road. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 9 May 1977 and was buried in the St. Vital Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Promotion of Lieut. Francis Gardner Hall [...],” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 March 1944, page 4.

Birth notice [Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Hall], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 June 1952, page 26.

Death notice [Mary Gwendaline Hall], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 December 1954, page 30.

Death notice [Arthur Thomas Hall], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 April 1959, page 33.

Obituary [Arthur Thomas Hall], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 April 1959, page 47.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 May 1977, page 54.

Obituary [Grace Margaret Hall], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 September 1998, page C6.

Obituary [Arthur Geoffrey Hall], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 April 2010, page B9.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 6 December 2017

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