Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 142 years

Memorable Manitobans: Donald Ephriam Carrothers (1910-1988)


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)


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

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. We acknowledge that the collection contains both reputable and disreputable people. All are worth remembering as a lesson to future generations.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Firsts | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations

© 1998-2021 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.