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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Graham Walsh (1858-1917)

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Frank Graham Walsh
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Businessman.

Born in 1858, he learned telegraphy at Peterborough, Ontario before moving to Montreal and working there until the late 1870s. He came to Winnipeg to work for the Great Northwest Telegraph Company. In November 1881, he joined the Bell Telephone Company of Canada, rising to become its District Superintendent for the area between Port Arthur and British Columbia. In 1901, he had been one of the founding members of the Carleton Club. He retired in October 1903 and later moved to Victoria, British Columbia. In late 1916, in poor health, he travelled to California where he died at Los Angeles on 2 February 1917. He was survived by a wife, two sons, and a daughter.

Sources:

“Citizens watch Mr. F. G. Walsh,” Manitoba Free Press, 21 October 1903.

“Frank Walsh, former manager Bell Telephone Company here, is dead,” Winnipeg Telegram, 3 February 1917.

“Pioneer dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 3 February 1917, page 56.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 April 2020

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