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Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Frank Morrison March (1863-?)

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Frank Morrison March
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Businessman.

Born at St. Paul, Minnesota on 22 October 1863, son of Nelson J. March, he was educated at the public and high schools of Litchfield, Minnesota then went into general merchandising at Glencoe, Minnesota and, later, at Pierre, South Dakota. He went into banking in 1894 and, in partnership with his three brothers, owned several banks throughout Minnesota. He came to Winnipeg in 1901, as senior partner in the real estate firm of March Brothers and Wells. In May 1901, the firm purchased the 8,000-acre Lord Elphinstone estate near Newdale. He was the founding President of the Export Elevator Company and he owned the Mayook Lumber Company in British Columbia.

In 1891, he married Emma F. Wadsworth (?-?) of New Haven, Connecticut. They had two daughters: Fidelia Wadsworth March (1892-1973, wife of Roy A. Bowers) and Mary W. March (?-?). He was a member of the Knights of Pythias, Carleton Club, St. Charles Country Club, and Winnipeg Board of Trade.

He was living at Litchfield, Minnesota in September 1929.

Sources:

“Realizing our advantages,” Manitoba Free Press, 10 August 1901, page 6.

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

“Beech heirs do not wish to sell Churchill lots,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 September 1929, page 1.

Fidelia Wadsworth March, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2019

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