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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas H. Lock (1862-?)

Wholesale grocer.

Born at Perth, Ontario on 11 March 1862, he worked in a general store there for a time then came to Winnipeg in 1877 where he took a job with the firm of Campbell Brothers and Wilson. He was a travelling salesman for the firm for 15 years. In 1903, he formed a partnership of his own, in the wholesale grocery firm of Foley, Lock & Larson, with himself as Vice-President and General Manager. In 1882, he married Margaret Purdon (?-?) and they had six children: Lloyd William Lock (1886-?), Edgar A. Lock (1887-?), Clara Rose Lock (1890-?), Ethel C. Lock (1892-?), Margaret Edith Lock (1898-?), and Thomas Henry Lock (1900-?).

Sources:

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 October 2020

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