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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick “Fred” Hinds (1864-1935)

Carpenter, building contractor.

Born at Brussels, Ontario on 6 April 1864, he worked as a stone mason before moving to Winnipeg where he was a carpenter and building contractor in partnership with ? Mitchell in the firm of Hinds and Mitchell. From 1904 to 1914, he was a leading member of the Winnipeg Builders’ Exchange. In 1916, at the age of 52, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, serving as a Private in the 200th Battalion, by under-reporting his age by eight years.

On 30 December 1891, he married Isabella “Bella” Matheson (1867-1917) at Brussels and they subsequently had four children: Frederick Ellsworth “Fred” Hinds (1894-?), Jean Audrey “Jennie” Hinds (1896-?, wife of William Roy Boutillier), Violet Yuell Hinds (1898-?, wife of Frederick James Wise Smith), and Robert Hinds (1900-?). The family lived at 702 McMillan Avenue (c1911) and 100 Martin Avenue (c1935).

He died at St. Boniface on 24 November 1935 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.

Some of his construction works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Kirkland Apartments

377 Carlton Street, Winnipeg

1909

 

Lancaster Apartments

411 Stradbrook Avenue, Winnipeg

1909

 

Vermont Court

377 Carlton Street, Winnipeg

1909

 

Northland Knitting Building

618 Arlington Street, Winnipeg

1912

 

Radisson Apartments

486 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg

1914

 

Sources:

Ontario marriage registration, Ancestry.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Attestation papers [Frederick Elsworth Hinds], Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Obituary [Isabell Hinds], Winnipeg Tribune, 17 February 1917, page 3.

Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 26 November 1935, page 2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 April 2022

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