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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Francis “Frank” Hall (c1907-1990)

Historian, writer.

In the 1960s, he was a member of the Historical Committee of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation. In 1970, he was awarded a Manitoba Centennial Medal by the Manitoba Historical Society for “ remarkably creative work in publicising and promoting the history of Manitoba over many years as a speaker, writer, editor and public relations officer, and for contributing to public awareness of local history over a considerable period.” He was married to Esme Vera Lee (?-1986) with whom he had four children. He later moved to Calgary, Alberta where he died on 18 May 1990 and was buried in the city’s Union Cemetery.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Oh Be Joyful
Manitoba Pageant, Number 22, Winter 1977

City of Winnipeg - Offspring of Conflicting Passions ... Incorporated 100 Years Ago
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 19, Number 3, Spring 1974

Manitoba’s Own Mounties
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 19, Number 1, Autumn 1973

How Manitoba Got Its Name
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 15, Number 2, Winter 1970

Carlton Trail - First Western Highway
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 14, Number 3, Spring 1969

Prelude to a Province
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 14, Number 3, Spring 1969

York Factory Saved
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 14, Number 1, Autumn 1968

A Tale of the Red River Carts
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 12, Number 2, Spring 1969

Largest Art Gallery in Manitoba
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 10, Number 3, Spring 1965

Medicine on the Rocks, The Strange Tale of the Ojibwa Mosaics
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 6, Number 3, April 1961

Seven Oaks House Opened as a Museum
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 4, Number 2, January 1959


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 May 1990, page 42.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 June 2019

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