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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Albert Schultz (1859-1915)

Educator, banker, community activist.

Born at Belleville, Ontario on 7 July 1859, he attended Albert College there. In 1879, he came to Winnipeg and taught at Mapleton School (c1880) before homesteading at Belmont and teaching (c1881-1884) at Northfield School where one of his students was a young Nellie Mooney. In 1894, he opened a banking and real estate business at Baldur. He became manager of the Union Bank at Baldur in 1903, holding the position until his death.

In 1876, he married Margaret Maria McPhail (1854-1947, prior widow of Hugh Murray) and they had five sons: Francis Stanley Schultz (1879-1951), Royden Schultz (1883-?), Otto Reginald Schultz, Ivan Schultz, and Stuart Duncan Schultz, as well as an adopted daughter, Elizabeth Jane “Bessie” Lakie (1884-1914, wife of Mansell Allan Davis). He served as President of the Baldur Board of Trade and Chairman (15 years) of the Baldur School Board. He was active in the Loyal Orange Lodge for over 40 years, being elected Grand Master of Manitoba in 1899.

He died at Baldur on 7 October 1915 and was buried in the Baldur Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Death calls Frank Schultz of Baldur,” Manitoba Free Press, 8 October 1915. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B6]

“Frank Schultz, bank manager, dies at Baldur,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 October 1915, page 2.

Obituary [Mrs. Margaret M. Schultz], Winnipeg Tribune, 10 September 1947, page 25.

“F. S. Schultz funeral held at Baldur,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 December 1951. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10]

Memoirs of a School Inspector: Edward E. Best, 1888-1932 by Gladys M. Best and Hazel M. McFadyen, c1977. [Copy in library of the Manitoba Historical Society]

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 December 2018

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