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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick William Ross (1879-1968)

Bank manager.

Born at Pictou, Nova Scotia in August 1879, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Ross, he was educated at Pictou Academy. He was Assistant General Manager of the Bank of Nova Scotia at Havana, Cuba (1905-09), Manager at Havana (1909­14), Hamilton, Ontario (1914-16), and Winnipeg, retiring in 1944 after 49 years of service. He was a member of the Masons (Assiniboine Lodge), Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, and Carleton Club. He was an active supporter of the Salvation Army, Lakeside Fresh Air Camp, and the Navy League. His recreations included golf and motoring. He died at Winnipeg on 20 January 1968 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.

Sources:

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

Obituary [Eleanor Margaret Ross], Winnipeg Free Press, 1 August 1964, page 28.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 January 1968, page 27.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 March 2011

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