Frobisher, Thomas

Thomas Frobisher, fur trader (b at Halifax (?), Yorkshire, Eng 1744; d at Montréal 12 Sept 1788). After arriving in Québec in 1769, he joined his brothers Joseph and Benjamin FROBISHER in the western FUR TRADE. In 1776 he founded the first trading post at ÎLE-À-LA-CROSSE, a stepping stone to the Athabasca Lake country.