Memorable Manitobans: Richard Alexander “Dick” Stacpoole (1868-1948)
Born at Brentwood, Essex, England on 17 January 1868, son of Frank Alexander Stacpoole and Mary J. Burnett, he was educated at the Merchant Tailors School, England. He came to Manitoba in 1886, homestead for a time near Glenboro then articled in law with T. L. Metcalfe at Winnipeg. He was subsequently called to the Manitoba Bar and practiced with the firm of Metcalfe, Sharpe, Elliott and Stacpoole. In 1924, he was elevated to the Bench of the County Court of the Eastern Judicial District of Manitoba.
He was married twice, on 11 July 1910 to Phyllis Gwendolin Forder (1890-1918) with whom he had two children: Barbara Helen Rose Stacpoole (1911-2010, wife of Ted Hill) and Hugh Charles Walter Forder Stacpoole (?-?). His second wife was Isabella Murray (1890-1945). He was a member of the AF & AM and St. George’s Anglican Church.
Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.
Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.
“Judge Stacpoole dies following long illness,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 December 1948.
We thank Susan Bracken for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 7 July 2019
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