Memorable Manitobans: Frank Allen Sparrow (1878-1967)
Building contractor, municipal official.
Born at Huntingdon, Quebec in 1878, he came to Winnipeg in 1903 and established the building company of Sparrow Brothers. He was a founding member of the Builders Exchange, a charter member of the IOOF (North Star Lodge No. 2), and a member of Westminster United Church. Active in community affairs, he served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Charleswood (1929-1930). He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 23 June 1967 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. He was survived by two daughters: Hilda Grace Sparrow and Marion Sparrow (wife of Michel J. Sym).
Some of his building works in Manitoba included:
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 June 1967, page 32.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 23 September 2018
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