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Memorable Manitobans: Wilfred Reid Cosgrove (1882-?)


Born at Chesley, Ontario, son of James B. Cosgrove and Mary Vail, he came to Manitoba with his parents at an early age and attended public school supplemented by a course at Manitoba College. Upon graduation at the age of 22, he opened a pharmacy at Napinka, Manitoba. On 27 August 1908, he married Ernestine Jane Cable at Hamiota. They had two children: Dunward Keith Cosgrove (b 1909) and Gertrude Cosgrove. He served for seven years as Secretary-Treasurer for the Village of Napinka and five years as President of the Napinka Board of Trade. He was a member of the Masons and the IOOF. In 1932, he donated the Fraser Cabin to the Arthur Pioneer Association for installation in Sourisford Park.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 July 2010

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