Memorable Manitobans: Samuel Lawrence Cork (1877-1971)
Born at Toronto, Ontario on 26 November 1877, son of Emmanuel and Anna Margaret Cork, he was educated at the Parkdale Collegiate Institute (Toronto) and the University of Toronto. He entered the employ of the Royal Bank of Canada, serving as Manager at Fergus, Ontario in 1906, Collingwood in 1908, Toronto (King and Spadina Branch) in 1911, Woodstock in 1912. He was made Inspector of Ontario Branches in 1917, Assistant Supervisor at Winnipeg in 1919, and Supervisor at Winnipeg in 1921. He served as a Director for the Great-West Life Assurance Company from 1932 to 1964. On 25 October 1905, he married Catherine Agnes Murdock (1879-1963) and they had three daughters: Helen Margaret Cork (1911-?, wife of D. S. Ormand), Marion Catherine Cork (1915-?, wife of ? Haffner), and Ann Elizabeth Cork (1921-?, wife of J. A. Cameron). He was a member of the Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, Winnipeg Winter Club, and Canadian Club of Winnipeg. He died at Winnipeg on 9 March 1971 and was buried in the Assumption Roman Catholic Cemetery. He is commemorated by Cork Avenue in Winnipeg.
1921 Canada census, Ancestry.
Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.
Obituary [Catherine A. Cork], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 June 1963, page 27.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 March 1971, page 39.
“Free Press Necrology Files,” Winnipeg Elite Study, G. Friesen Fonds, Mss 154, Box 15, File 16, University of Manitoba Archives]
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 29 December 2019
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