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Memorable Manitobans: Francis Frederick Carruthers (1884-1981)

Financial broker.

Born at Winnipeg on 4 April 1884, son of Francis Henry Galt Carruthers (1853-1883) and Adelaide Williams (?-?), nephew of George F. Carruthers, he was educated at St. John’s College (Winnipeg). He commenced a career in his father’s loan and insurance office (Canadian West Fire Insurance Company). From 1907 to 1909 he was in charge of the Winnipeg office of J. & J. Taylor of Toronto. He then started his own financial brokerage agency of Carruthers and Company.

On 18 October 1911, he married Margaret Helen Aird (1884-1981), daughter of John Aird. They had a daughter, Barbara Frances Carruthers (1913-2008). He was a member of the Winnipeg Rowing Club’s four-oared crew that won the Stewards Cup at Henley, England in 1910. He was a member of the Winnipeg Rowing Club (1903-1914), Adanac Club, Kiwanis Club, St. Charles Country Club, Norwood Golf Club, Pine Ridge Golf Club, and Anglican Church. He served as a councillor for the Municipality of St. Vital.

He died at Winnipeg on 22 June 1981 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.

Sources:

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 June 1981, page 59.

We thank Georgiana Beal and Jock Howard for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 February 2019

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