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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Ephriam Carrothers (1910-1988)

Agriculturalist.

Born at Austin on 30 January 1910, eldest son of Thomas James Carrothers and Etta May Giles (1893-1987), he was instrumental in the establishment of the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame, preventing the loss of old farm equipment that would otherwise have been used as a source of metal during the Second World War. In 1970, he was awarded a Manitoba Centennial Medal by the Manitoba Historical Society. He married Muriel Elizabeth Tattersall (1915-2009) and they had two daughters. He died at Portage la Prairie on 22 March 1988 and was buried in the Austin Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Agricultural Museum (Austin, Municipality of North Norfolk)

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 March 1988, page 44.

Obituary [Muriel Elizabeth Carrothers], Portage la Prairie Central Plains Herald Leader, 9 May 2009, page 16.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 July 2021

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