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Memorable Manitobans: Francis Stanley “Frank” Fowlie (1890-1958)


Born at Deloraine on 24 April 1890, son of James Fowlie (1857-1927) and Elizabeth Jane Wells (c1864-1925), his childhood was spent at Boissevain. He moved to Winnipeg around 1908 and was President of the Fowlie Hotel Company, operating the Brunswick Hotel, Mall Hotel (manager, 1939-1947), Cambridge Hotel, St. James Hotel, and St. Vital Hotel. He served as President of the Manitoba Hotel Association and Canadian Hotel Association. At one time, he owned a stable of race horses. He retired in 1947. He was married twice, first on 10 December 1913 to Mary Jane Spence (1891-1929) and second on 31 July 1930 to Esther May Gauer (c1900-1971). His sone was Gordon James Fowlie. He was a member of the Winnipeg Rugby Football Club, Carleton Club, and Horseman’s Association. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 26 August 1958 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. James Hotel (1719 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)


Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Hotelman F. S. Fowlie dies at 68,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 August 1958.

Obituary [Esther May Fowlie], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 November 1971, page 29.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 July 2020

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