Memorable Manitobans: Frederick William Hamilton (1910-1997)
Grain company executive, historian.
Born on the family farm in the RM of Argyle on 1 June 1910, son of Charles Hamilton and Alice Thom, after receiving an Agriculture degree from the University of Manitoba, he was an Agricultural Representative at Morris before joining the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1940. He was with Canadian forces that invaded Sicily in July 1943, receiving the Military Cross at the Battle of Ortona. He participated in the Normandy landing and later served in France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany.
Returning to Canada following the Second World War, he joined the Manitoba Pool Elevators and rose through the ranks, retiring in 1975 as Executive Assistant to the President. In 1961, he was inducted into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt at the National Conference on Farm Policy Research held in Winnipeg. He later wrote Service at Cost: A History of Manitoba Pool Elevators, 1925-1975, a history of the first 50 years in the operation of the Pool.
He died at Winnipeg on 26 January 1997 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 January 1997, page 44.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 23 September 2015