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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Batty (1870-1947)

Editor and publisher.

Born at Leceister, England in October 1870, son of Henry W. Batty and Elizabeth Simpson, he was active in his father’s printing and publishing firm (Batty and Company) before coming to Canada in 1906. After working three years with the Winnipeg firm of Stovel & Company and the Free Press, in 1908, he bought the Wawanesa weekly newspaper and became publisher of the Wawanesa Independent, eventually retiring in 1939. He and his wife, Mary Deacon, whom he married in 1898, shared a daughter Phyllis, Mrs. C. Warner. He was noted for his contributions to welfare and community work in Wawanesa. In addition to being a member and board member of the Wawanesa United Church, Batty was also a member of the Wawanesa Masonic Lodge, No. 67, and the Sons of England Society. He died on 25 December 1947 and was buried in Brookland Cemetery.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 December 1947. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 1]

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 12 June 2010

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