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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Gilbert Sprague (1886-1940)

Civil servant.

Born at Hampton, New Brunswick on 7 October 1886, he graduated from the University of Toronto and came to Winnipeg in 1918 where he worked for the Health and Animal Husbandry Branch of the Dominion Department of Agriculture. He was known widely throughout Manitoba for his work in tuberculosis testing in livestock. He died suddenly on 19 August 1940, at the Union Stock Yards in St. Boniface, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery. He was survived by a widow and a son.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Dr. T. G. Sprague dies suddenly,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 August 1940, page 2.

“Dr. T. G. Sprague dies suddenly,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 August 1940, page 8.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 August 1940, page 16.

“Death climaxes careers of many notable people in course of 1940,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1941, page 1.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 September 2014

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