Memorable Manitobans: Frederick George Thompson (1886-1972)
Lawyer, municipal politician.
Born at Winnipeg on 11 July 1886, son of Silas Andrew Thompson (1858-1918) and Phoebe Styles (1865-1955), he attended Manitoba College and graduated from the Manitoba Law School. During the First World War, he served in the 78th Battalion, Winnipeg Grenadiers. On 6 June 1912, he married Stella Walker Henderson (1888-1955, daughter of James Belfry Henderson) and they had four children. He was a school board member from 1929 to 1935 and a Winnipeg city councillor from 1936 to 1943. He was a candidate for the Winnipeg South constituency in the 1945 federal election but was defeated by incumbent Leslie A. Mutch. In 1970, he was awarded a Manitoba Centennial Medal by the Manitoba Historical Society. He died at the Deer Lodge Hospital on 10 November 1972 and was buried in the St. John’s Cemetery.
Birth and marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
Obituary [Phoebe Thompson], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 November 1955, page 29.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 November 1972, page 14.
Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 10 November 2021