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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Thomas Cope (1862-1930)

Building contractor.

Born in England on 9 July 1862, he came to Manitoba in the fall of 1880. On 20 December 1883, he married Marjory West at Gladstone. They had two children: Frank Cope (b 1886) and Berta Cope (b 1888). By 1891, he was a contractor at Brandon. By 1901, he was living at Vancouver, British Columbia and working there as a contractor and later as an electrician. He died at Vancouver on 4 October 1930.

Some of his building works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

East Ward School

200 Fourth Street, Brandon

1889

Demolished

Brandon City Hall

818 Princess Avenue, Brandon

1891-1892

Demolished (1971)

Sources:

“Hotel arrivals,” Manitoba Free Press, 22 October 1880, page 1.

“Brandon Products,” Manitoba Free Press, 3 October 1889, page 3.

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1891 Canada census, Ancestry.

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 March 2015

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