Memorable Manitobans: George Andrew Carruthers (1902-1959)
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.
“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: 20 March 2019
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