Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 142 years

Memorable Manitobans: George Andrew Carruthers (1902-1959)

Grain broker.

Born at Winnipeg on 16 July 1902, son of George A. Carruthers and Clara Gillingham Wright (1877-1946), he was a member of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange from 1924 to the time of his death. In 1923 he was employed with the Lake Shippers Company. He joined the Morris Grain Company in 1924 and remained there until 1946 when he opened his own independent brokerage business. In 1924, he married Helen Harriet McDermott (1894-1976, mother of W. J. Hopwood) of Wisconsin and they had a daughter. He lived at 207 Park Boulevard, Winnipeg from 1927 to his death. An avid sportsman and hunter, he was a member of the St. Charles Country Club, Manitoba Club, the Masons (St. John’s Lodge No. 4), and Khartum Shriners. He died at Winnipeg on 3 November 1959 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Carruthers House (207 Park Boulevard, Winnipeg)


“Grain broker G. A. Carruthers is dead at 57,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 November 1959.

Obituary [Helen M. Carruthers], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 December 1976, page 42.

We thank John Perrin for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 December 2019

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.