Memorable Manitobans: Francis Lawrence “Frank” Patton (1857-1932)
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 was later made Superintendent of Western Branches and finally Assistant General Manager. He served as a Director for the Great-West Life Assurance Company (1924-1932).
In 1884, he married Kate Kennedy Stewart (1862-1922) of New Orleans, Louisiana. They had four children: Kenneth Patton (1887-?), Elsie May Patton (1891-?), Hugh Eric Patton (1894-?), and Arthur Maurice Patton (1895-?). The family lived at 147 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg. He was a member of the Winnipeg Rowing Club, Winnipeg Hockey Club, St. Charles Country Club, Manitoba Club, Carleton Club, Assiniboine Curling Club (President, 1895-1896), Conservative party, and Anglican church.
He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 24 March 1932 and was buried in the St. John's Cathedral Cemetery.
Birth registration [Arthur Maurice Patton], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 and 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.
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.
Death registration [Kate Kennedy Patton], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Frank L. Patton, veteran banker and outstanding Winnipeg citizen, expires,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 March 1932, page 1.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 11 November 2022