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Memorable Manitobans: Wilfred Reid Cosgrove (1882-?)

Pharmacist.

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.

Sources:

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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