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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Walter Shaw (1888-1940)


Born at Carberry on 1 April 1888, son of John Kirk Shaw (c1852-1922) and Margaret Ferguson, his family came to Manitoba in 1878 from Hespeler, Ontario. He was educated at Carberry and Swan River then taught school in Manitoba for some years. He entered the University of Manitoba and, in 1920, graduated with a medical degree.

He first practised at Elphinstone then moved to Delburne, Alberta where he practised for two years. He moved to Gimli in 1922 where he was Medical Health Officer for the Rural Municipality of Gimli and Winnipeg Beach. He was a member of the Manitoba Medical Association and the Presbyterian Church, and he enjoyed boating.

He died on 26 October 1940 and was buried in the Gimli Lutheran Cemetery.


Death registration [John Kirk Shaw], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

We thank Diane Shaw for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 February 2014

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