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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Stevenson Harstone (1865-1947)

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F. S. Harstone
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Fuel dealer.

Born at Roseneath, Ontario on 9 September 1865, youngest son of John Harstone, he was educated at Ontario public schools and the Toronto Business College then worked in his father’s general store at Roseneath. In the early 1900s, he came to Winnipeg and established a fuel business in partnership with his brother, Archibald Harstone. After his brother’s death, the firm was reorganized as the Harstone Coal Company. He served on the Winnipeg School Board from 1914 to 1930, and Chairman for two years. He was a member of the board for United College and was an elder, trustee and charter member of Westminster United Church. He died unmarried at Winnipeg on 10 July 1947 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery. He made a large bequest to the Winnipeg Foundation. He is commemorated by Harstone Road in Winnipeg.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“F. S. Harstone, coal company’s president dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 July 1947, page 10.

Minute Book No. 2 (1943-1955), 4 September 1947, page 320, Winnipeg Foundation.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 November 2011

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