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Memorable Manitobans: Frank George Simpson (1853-1941)

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Frank George Simpson
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Businessman.

Born at La Cloche, Ontario on 21 October 1853, son of W. MacKenzie Simpson, one time Chief Factor of the Hudson’s Bay Company, he received his early education at Toronto, attending Dr. Frank’s Boys’ school, later carrying on at Bishop Hellmuth’s college, in London.

His business career started at Molson’s Bank in Ontario. In 1882, he came west to Winnipeg, obtaining a position with the Ogilvie Flour Mills. Around 1926, he took a job with the Grain Insurance Association of which he was manager at his retirement in 1931.

He was married to Margaret Ann Stephens (1855-?), with whom he had five children: Gertrude Simpson (1876-?), Harold S. Simpson (1878-?), Marguerite Alexandra Simpson (1880-?), Frances Anna Simpson (1882-1972, wife of Cyril William Upton Chivers), and Clara Stanley Simpson (1893-?). An ardent sportsman, he was well known in the field of trapshooting, winning several championships. An enthusiastic fisherman, golfer, and hunter, he was a member of the Lakewood Country Club and St. Charles Country Club.

He died on 24 January 1941, at the Winnipeg home of his third daughter, and was buried in the St. James Cemetery.

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This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 December 2020

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