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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick William Sprado (1855-1922)

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Fred W. Sprado
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Born in England, he was the manager of the Manitoba Club for a time. Later, he was manager of the Queen’s Hotel then the Manitoba Hotel up to the time it was destroyed by fire in February 1899. An active sportsman, he played on the Winnipeg First Eleven cricket team. In 1900 he was a member of a cricket team that toured the United States and was defeated just once during the tour. He was a charter member of the St. Charles Country Club and a member of the Carleton Club. He died accidentally, after returning from a hunting trip, on 5 November 1922. He was interred in St. John’s Cemetery.


“Fred. W. Sprado shoots himself accidentally while cleaning gun,” newspaper clipping. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 May 2015

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