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Memorable Manitobans: Frank W. Hooker (1860-1935)

Lumberman, politician.

Born at Welland, Ontario on 6 July 1860, he studied pharmacy at Toronto and Orangeville before moving to Winnipeg in 1882 to join his brother Edward Hooker in the lumber and contracting business. He moved to Selkirk in 1883 where he established a lumber yard and the town’s first planing mill. The brothers subsequently operated lumber mills at Grand Marais, Grindstone Point, and Deer Island. Hooker served four term on the Selkirk town council and was Mayor of Selkirk in 1920 and 1921. He was President of the St. Andrew’s Rural Credits Association. He was married to Inez Ruth Alvord (1864-1906), with whom he had five children: Leon Alvord Hooker (1888-1917), Frank Roy Hooker (1890-?), Elsie Marion Hooker (1893-?, wife of John R. Ross), Hallie Ruth Hooker (1896-?), and Gordon Hooker. After her death, he married Marion Nelson. He died at Selkirk on 23 October 1935.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Selkirk: The First Hundred Years by Barry Potyondi, 1981, page 74.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 December 2014

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