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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Allen Sparrow (1878-1967)

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Frank Allen Sparrow
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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:





Keyes House

66 Harvard Avenue, Winnipeg



Griffin House

101 Park Boulevard, Winnipeg



McKellar House

225 Lamont Boulevard, Winnipeg



Carruthers House

207 Park Boulevard, Winnipeg



Harstone House

229 Lamont Boulevard, Winnipeg



Wells House

120 Lamont Boulevard, Winnipeg



Bowyer House

12 West Gate, Winnipeg



White House

202 Handsart Boulevard



Breen House

39 Nanton Boulevard, Winnipeg




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: 19 March 2022

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