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 and wife Annie Mary Wheeler (?-?) had two daughters: Hilda Grace Sparrow and Marion Isobel Sparrow (1908-?, wife of Michel Jean Sym). He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 23 June 1967 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Some of his building works in Manitoba included:
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“Builders of Greater Winnipeg,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 June 1931, page 34.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 June 1967, page 32.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 4 June 2020
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