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Memorable Manitobans: William Whitelock (1881-1974)

Farm leader.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he came to Manitoba in 1903, settling in the Roskeen district, where he farmed for almost 60 years. He was famous for his cereal grain crops, growing what was recognized as Western Canada’s best Marquis wheat in 1922. He received orders for seed from around the world thereafter. He was president of the Manitoba branch of the Canadian Seed Growers Association from 1940 to 1945. He was also active in local government and the 4-H movement.

He is a member of the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 2 May 2008

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