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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Henry Seens (1895-1989)

Farmer, municipal official, MLA (1950-1953).

Born at Bradwardine on 18 September 1895, son of George H. Seens (1866-1910) and Anne Jane Whittington (1870-1941), he was educated at Tarbolton School.

On 26 February 1916, he married Annie Mae Wood (1897-1997, daughter of George Wood) of Lenore and they had four children: ? Seens (1916-1916), Helen Kathleen Seens (1917-2008), George Henry Seens (1919-1995), and Leslie Seens (1921-1986). He served as a councillor of the Rural Municipality of Daly for sixteen years, and its Reeve (1940-1950). He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 115 at Rivers. He was elected as a Progressive Conservative to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1949 general election but was defeated in 1953.

He died at Brandon on 26 November 1989 and was buried in the Tarbolton Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1951.

Obituary [Leslie Seens], Brandon Sun, 26 February 1986, page 16.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 28 November 1989, page 54.

Obituary [George Henry Seens], Brandon Sun, 2 December 1995, page 12.

Obituary [Annie Mae Seens], Neepawa Banner, 15 September 1997, page 20.

Obituary [Helen Kathleen Seens], Brandon Sun, 26 March 2008, page 31.

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

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Oliver Bernuetz.

Page revised: 13 March 2021

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