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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick James Sharpe (1868-1954)


Born at London, Ontario on 25 June 1868, son of Henry Edward Sharpe and Mary Jane Rolston (1846-1922), brother of Eliphalet Edward Sharpe, he was educated at Manitoba College (honor graduate and scholarship in Metaphysics). He studied law with Archibald & Howell and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1896. In 1911, Sharpe was a partner in the Winnipeg law firm of Machray, Sharpe & Dennistoun and was made a King’s Counsel in 1929. On 17 November 1897, he married Kathleen Neily (1876-?) at Winnipeg. He was a member of the Manitoba Club and St. Charles Country Club. In 1911, he lived at 182 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg. He died at Winnipeg on 30 December 1954 and was buried in the Rapid City Cemetery.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, 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.

“Appointments made of ten King’s Counsel,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1929, page 14.

“City lawyer for 60 years, F. J. Sharpe dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 December 1954, page 2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 December 1954, page 18.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 November 2021

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