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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Hedley Phippen (1863-1932)

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Frank Hedley Phippen
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Lawyer, judge.

Born on 26 August 1863, he practiced law in Winnipeg. He served as a Bencher for the Law Society of Manitoba from 1905 to 1906 before being appointed to the Manitoba Court of Appeal in the latter year. He resigned from the position in 1911 to become special counsel for the Canadian Northern Railway at Toronto. In 1918 he took up a position with the Board of Railway Commissioners. He and wife Agnes McGill (1868-1944) had two children: Edna Kathleen Phippen (1888-?) and John Hubert Phippen (1889-?). He was a founding member, in 1905, of the St. Charles Country Club and an early member of the Winnipeg Automobile Club. He died at Toronto on 8 November 1932.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Christie Block (245 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg)


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Frank H. Phippen, former judge in Manitoba Appeal Court, is dead at Toronto” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 November 1932.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 March 2020

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