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Memorable Manitobans: Francis James “Frank” Sutton (1879-1975)


Born at Moncton, New Brunswick on 23 August 1879, he received BA and Law degrees from Dalhousie University before coming to Winnipeg in 1907. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in November 1907 and practiced estate law with the firm Leech, Leech and Sutton. He was made a Kings Counsel in 1929. On 18 September 1912, he married Eva Stirling Barrack (1891-1982) and they had two daughters: Barbara Claire Stirling Sutton (1921-1922) and Joan Burchill Sutton (?-1966). The family lived at 803 Dorchester Avenue, Winnipeg and attended St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church. He died at the Misericordia Hospital on 2 January 1975 and was buried in the St. Mary's Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Joan Burchill Sutton], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 September 1966, page 29.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 1975, page 38.

Obituary [Eva Stirling Sutton], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 August 1982, page 41.

We thank John Sutton for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 March 2021

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