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Memorable Manitobans: Francis Lawrence “Frank” Patton (1857-1932)

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Born at Cornwall, Ontario on 24 April 1857, son of Venerable Archdeacon Patton. In 1874, he started work as a Junior clerk with the St. Lawrence Bank at Toronto. He came to Winnipeg in 1882 and, by 1897, was Manager of the Dominion Bank at the corner of McDermot Avenue and Main Street. He served as a Director for the Great-West Life Assurance Company (1924-1932). In 1884, he married Kate Stewart of New Orleans, Louisiana. They had four sons and one daughter. He was a member of the Manitoba Club and Carleton Club. Conservative. Anglican. Address: 147 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg.

He died on 24 March 1932.

Sources:

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

“Frank L. Patton, Veteran Banker and Outstanding Winnipeg Citizen, Expires” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 March 1932.

Page revised: 13 June 2009

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