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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Trafford Taylor (1891-1943)


Born at Hamilton, Ontario in 1891, son of William Henry Taylor and Anne Hoare-Trafford, he was educated at the University of Toronto and the University of Manitoba. In 1922, he was appointed solicitor for the City of St. Boniface, holding the position until his death. He was also solicitor for the Manitoba Power Commission, and barrister for the Kiewel Brewing Company. He was made a King’s Counsel in 1934.

He was married twice, first on 14 October 1914 to Agnes Buchanan Morrison (1891-1928) in the RM of Riverside. They had two children: Jean Isobel Taylor (1915-?) and Trafford Morrison Taylor (1917-?, husband of Winnifred Lillian Manning). He later remarried, to Lilian Long (?-?), in 1935. His recreations included tennis, shooting, and horticulture. He was founder and first President of the St. Boniface Kiwanis Club. In 1937, he became International President of the Kiwanis, only the second Canadian to hold the position.

He died at his Winnipeg home on 1 November 1943 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

“Mrs. E. T. Taylor buried today,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 May 1925, page 5.

“Winnifred Lillian Manning weds Trafford M. Taylor,” Winnipeg Tribune, 25 January 1941, page 11.

“F. T. Taylor dies Monday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 November 1943, page 10.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 August 2020

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