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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Seymour Coppinger (1860-1940)

Farmer, merchant.

Born at Hanover, Ontario in 1860, he came to Manitoba with his family in 1881 and homesteaded near Boissevain. For a time he lived at Nelson where, in partnership with Harry Meikle, he operated a general merchandise business. Afterwards he was a partner with Valentine Winkler in the real estate business. He moved to Morden where he served as a member of the Morden Town Council. On 23 March 1887, he married Sarah Elizabeth Steele (1865-1903). He had six children: Harry Coppinger, Beatrice Irene Coppinger (1895-?, wife of Frank Whittaker), Mary Elizabeth Coppinger (1900-?), and Mabel Annie Coppinger (1902-?), Kathleen Coppinger (?-?, wife of Henry J. Everall), and Ethel Coppinger (?-?). He later moved to Winnipeg, where he lived at 513 Greenwood Place. He died at Winnipeg on 16 September 1940 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

“T. S. Coppinger, aged 80, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 September 1940, page 4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 July 2017

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