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Memorable Manitobans: Arnold Parkin (1891-1948)

Businessman, municipal official.

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on 19 January 1891, he came to the Charleswood area of Manitoba as a boy. For some years he operated a transfer business. He was a member of the Canadian Legion (Charleswood Branch), the Charleswood Curling Club, the Winnipeg Sports Club, and the St. Mary's Anglican Church. He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Charleswood, prior to its amalgamation in the City of Winnipeg, from 1936 to November 1945. He died on 30 July 1948 and was buried in the St. James Cemetery. He is commemorated by Parkin Avenue in Winnipeg.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Charleswood Ex-Reeve Arnold Parkin Dies” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 July 1948.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 July 1948.

Page revised: 30 August 2009

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