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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Corbett Norris (1880-1957)

Printer, editor and publisher.

Born at Croydon, Surrey, England in 1880, son of James Norris and Mary Corbett, he was educated at Archbishop Tenison’s Boys’ School in South Croydon then he apprentices as a printer with W. D. Hayward at Croydon for seven years. He worked in several office in London before coming to Canada in 1901, first working at the Toronto Star before coming to Manitoba in 1904. He worked for the Winnipeg Telegram and Manitoba Free Press. He moved to Virden in 1906 where he worked for the Empire-Advance then to Elkhorn in 1912 and purchased a half-interest in the Elkhorn Mercury. He purchased the entire plant in 1919. On 14 June 1911, he married Anna Louise Mooney (?-1952) and they had three daughters. He was a member of the Elkhorn town council for four years, and a member of the Masons and St. Marks Anglican Church. He died at Brandon on 9 September 1957 and was buried in the Elkhorn Cemetery.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

“Retired Elkhorn publisher dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 September 1957, page 37.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 March 2017

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