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Memorable Manitobans: Alfred Edwin “Eddy” Arnold (1898-2005)

Horse breeder.

Born at Toronto, Ontario on 10 December 1898, son of Alfred S. Arnold and Louise Bates, he arrived in Manitoba in 1900 and was educated at Shoal Lake and, in 1923, he entered the heavy horse business, specializing in Clydesdales. Throughout his life, he not only bred prize-winning horses but helped others raise and show them. He was a Director and President of the Shoal Lake Agricultural Society, Manitoba Clydesdale Association, and Canadian Clydesdale Association. In 1984, he was inducted into the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame and, in 1992, received the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal from the Governor-General of Canada. He died unmarried on 23 September 2005, two months short of his 107th birthday.

Sources:

Birth registration, Ancestry.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 8 October 2005, page 20.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 July 2015

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