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Memorable Manitobans: Fredrick Ernest “Fred” Stevenson (1881-1957)

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Fredrick Ernest Stevenson
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Jeweler, municipal official.

Born at Renfrew, Ontario on 6 February 1881, he came to Killarney in 1902 and operated a jewelry store until 1946 when he moved to Vancouver, British Columbia. During his time in Killarney, he served as the Mayor (1938-1939) and was a member of the Killarney Golf Club and Manitoba Horticultural Association. He moved to Winnipeg in 1951 and was a member of the Winnipeg Horticultural Society and Riverview United Church. He and wife Emily Maude Howard (1884-1961) had two children: Howard W. Stevenson and Kathleen Stevenson. He died at his Winnipeg home, 194 Oakwood Avenue, on 13 May 1957 and was buried in the Killarney Cemetery.

Sources:

Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Former jeweler, F. E. Stevenson dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 May 1957, page 2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 April 2021

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