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Memorable Manitobans: Franklin Edward Scribner (1909-1999)

Physician.

Born at Greenbush, Saskatchewan, son of Charles E. and Daisy M. Scribner, and brother of C. R. Scribner, he graduated from the University of Saskatchewan (BSc 1932) and the University of Manitoba (MD). He married Margaret Helga Erickson in 1937 and began a medical practice at Gimli the next year which continued until 1977. He also served as the first president of the Gimli Chamber of Commerce, was on the Town Council, and the executive of the Gimli Curling Club. He was President of the Board for the Gimli Lutheran Church for 30 years, and was on the Board of Governors of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Saskatchewan and the Board of Regents of Luther College in Regina. In 1970, he was awarded a Manitoba Centennial Medal by the Manitoba Historical Society. He died at Winnipeg on 27 May 1999.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 May 1999.

Page revised: 16 June 2009

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