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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick George Thompson (1886-1972)

Lawyer, municipal politician.

Born at Winnipeg on 11 July 1886, son of Silas Andrew Thompson (1858-1918) and Phoebe Styles (1865-1955), he attended Manitoba College and graduated from the Manitoba Law School. During the First World War, he served in the 78th Battalion, Winnipeg Grenadiers. He was a school board member from 1929 to 1935 and a Winnipeg city councillor from 1936 to 1943. He was a candidate for the Winnipeg South constituency in the 1945 federal election but was defeated by incumbent Leslie A. Mutch. In 1970, he was awarded a Manitoba Centennial Medal by the Manitoba Historical Society. He died at the Deer Lodge Hospital on 10 November 1972 and was buried in the St. John’s Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

Obituary [Phoebe Thompson], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 November 1955, page 29.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 November 1972, page 14.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 April 2017

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