Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 142 years

Memorable Manitobans: Francis William Tees (1895-1976)


Born at Oak Lake on 2 August 1895, son of Beatrice Maud Phillips, he was brought up in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and he moved to Winnipeg to work for the Winnipeg Telegram. He subsequently spent 40 years with the Stovel Publishing Company and Sanford Evans Publishing Limited as editor and advertising manager of the Prairie Grocer and provisioner and advertising manager of the Western Canada Coal Review. He died in 1976 and was buried in the Kildonan Presbyterian Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 May 2017

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2021 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.