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Memorable Manitobans: Francis Reginald Longworth (1891-?)

Insurance broker.

Born at Charlottetown, P.E.I., 1891. Son of John Hadley Longworth and Annie Beer. Married Helen McComb. Educated at Brandon Public School, Collegiate Institute. Comes of United Empire Loyalist stock; grandfather, a ship builder of that province; grandfather on mother’s side, Dr. Beer, a well known physician of Charlottetown; father, J. H. Longworth, came to Manitoba in 1882, Chief Clerk, Canadian Pacific Railway; District Freight Agent, Brandon; Agent at Port Arthur, Fort William; forty-one years service with the company; died 29 January 1925. Lieutenant Longworth started business in life with Hanbury Hardware Company; was with Wood, Vallance and Adams, Calgary. Joined Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1915, 78th Battalion, under Colonel (Brigadier General) Kircaldy; France, August1916; Ypres, Kemmell, Somme, Lens; invalided to Brighton Hospital, England; to Canada; instructional duty, Depot Battalion, Brandon; discharged, August 1919. Started in insurance business, 1920. Member of the Board of Trade. Charter Member, Army and Navy Veterans (Brandon), GWVA Life Governor of the Brandon General Hospital. Member of the Country Club, Golf Club. Anglican. Conservative. Address, Brandon, Manitoba.

Sources:

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 December 2012

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