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Memorable Manitobans: Francis Henry “Frank” Manwaring (1885-1960)

Merchant, municipal official.

Born at Birtle on 3 November 1885, son of Henry Albert Manwaring (1847-1929) and Matilda Fitt (1851-1896), brother-in-law of William Morton, he served as Mayor of Birtle (1933-1939, 1946-1948). An active curler, he was made an honorary life member of the Manitoba Curling Association in 1948. He died at Winnipeg on 16 June 1960 and was buried in the Birtle Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Former Birtle mayor F. H. Manwaring,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 June 1960. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B12, page 32]

A View of the Birdtail: A History of the Municipality of Birtle, 1878-1974 by Municipality of Birtle History Committee, edited by Marion Abra, 1974, pages 346-347.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 June 2018

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