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Memorable Manitobans: Theodore Arthur Burrows (1900-1946)


Born at Dauphin on 25 August 1900, son of Theodore Arthur Burrows and Georgie Kathleen Creasor (1872-1953), he attended the Model School, Kelvin Technical High School, and Wesley College. In 1926, he obtained a BSc in Forestry degree from the University of Toronto. He joined his father’s lumber business in 1926 and, three years later, succeeded him as Chief Executive Officer. He was also President of the National Timber and Fence Company, Nassau Investments Limited, and Commercial Securities Limited. In 1930, he married Natalie Spencer (?-?), daughter of Chessman George Spencer of Winnipeg. They had two children. He was a member of the Canadian Society of Forest Engineers and the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. His favorite sports were polo and golf. He was killed in a highway accident near Cloquet, Minnesota, in which Percival James Edgar also died, on 24 June 1946.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“T. A. Burrows killed in Minnesota accident,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 June 1946, page 1.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 January 2021

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