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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Samuel Adrain (1912-1996)

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Robert Samuel Adrain
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Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Joliet, Illinois on 4 June 1912, he came with his family to Manitoba in March 1918, settling at Macdonald. They moved to the Elsmith district in 1919, where he attended school for four years, then returned to Macdonald where he farmed until August 1989 when he retired to Portage la Prairie.

He served on the Boards of the Connor School District Board and the Portage Industrial Exhibition. He was a councillor for the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie for four years, and Reeve for 13 years. He was on the Executive of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities for eight years, serving as its President from 1970 to 1973. In 1970, he awarded a Centennial Medal by the Manitoba Historical Society. He was a member of the Canadian Seed Growers Association, Manitoba Stock Growers Association, and Macdonald United Church.

He died at Portage la Prairie on 29 February 1996 and was buried in Hillside Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 March 1996.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 June 2022

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