Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 139 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop


Manitoba
History

No. 87


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Patrick Foley (1878-1928)

Click to enlarge

Joseph Patrick Foley
Click to enlarge

Lawyer, MLA (1914-1915).

Born at Halifax, Nova Scotia on 2 March 1878, son of Irish immigrants John Foley and Ellen Hogan, he was educated at La Salle Academy (Halifax, Nova Scotia). He came to Manitoba around 1908 and practiced law with James Aikins then later with the firm of Tupper, McTavish, Foley and Tupper. On 25 September 1906, he married Minnie Sherry (?-?), daughter of James J. Sherry, of Halifax, Nova Scotia. They had a daughter, Kathleen Margaret Foley. He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1914 general election, representing the North Winnipeg constituency, but was defeated in the 1915 election. In 1915, he lived 705 McMullan Avenue, Winnipeg. He died of a heart attack at Winnipeg on 11 May 1928.

Sources:

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1915.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Joseph P. Foley dies after short illness,” newspaper clipping dated 11 May 1928. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 June 2018

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2018 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.