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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Henry Hesson (1858-1918)

Real estate agent.

Born at Stratford, Ontario on 17 June 1858, son of S. R. Hesson, MP, and Polly Hesson. He was educated at the Stratford public school then commenced a career as a merchant at Brandon, in 1882. He came to Winnipeg in 1901. In 1882, he married Edith Emma Wade (1860-1909) at Detroit, Michigan. They had five children: Hilda Hesson, Rollin Wade Hesson (b 1885), Frederick Leopold Hesson (1887-1918), Louisa Hesson (b 1889), and Ruth Hesson (b 1892). He was a member of the Adanac Club. Recreations: all outdoor sports. Conservative; Anglican. In 1911, he lived at 211 Smith Street, Winnipeg. He died at Middlechurch, Manitoba on 6 March 1918.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Manitoba Free Press, 7 March 1918, page 12.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 April 2010

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