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Memorable Manitobans: Earl Thompson Collins (1895-1958)

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Earl Thompson Collins
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Farmer, MLA (1943-1945), MLA (1946-1949).

Born at Miami on 3 September 1895, son of Christopher Fowler Collins (1852-1905) and Susanna Thompson (1864-1960), he was educated at the Miami Public School, St. John’s School for Boys (Winnipeg), and St. Andrew’s Boys’ School (Toronto). On 23 November 1928, he married Hazel Viola Campbell (?-?), daughter of James Campbell of Pathlow, Saskatchewan, at Winnipeg. They had no children. He served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Rosebank Co-op. He was elected at a provincial by-election on 12 June 1943, and was re-elected at the 1945 general election but defeated in 1953. He was a member of the United Church. He died in 1958 and was buried in the Miami Cemetery.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1947.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 July 2019

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