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Memorable Manitobans: Samuel Lawrence Cork (1877-1971)

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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 Murdock. They had three daughters. He was a member of the Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, and Canadian Club of Winnipeg. Address, Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg.

He died on 9 March 1971. He is commemorated by Cork Avenue in Winnipeg.


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

“Free Press Necrology Files”, Winnipeg Elite Study, G. Friesen Fonds, Mss 154, Box 15, File 16, University of Manitoba Archives]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 September 2016

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