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Memorable Manitobans: Percy Brockinton (1892-1985)

Farmer.

Born on a farm in the Peninsula district of southwestern Manitoba on 29 December 1892, son of William Thomas Brockinton (1850-1933) and Isabel Bulford (1851-1924), in 1921 he began farming in this area, becoming renowned for his registered seed grain for which he won prizes in Canada and the USA. He also raised purebred shorthorn cattle. On 14 March 1938, he married Florence May Whitley (1893-1978) at Brandon. They had no children. They moved to Melita in 1948 where he served as a councillor for the Town of Melita (1952-1953, 1960-1963). He died at Deloraine on 19 July 1985 and was buried in the Melita Cemetery. In 1986, his name was added posthumously to the Roll of Honour of the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brockinton House (Municipality of Two Borders)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brockinton Indigenous Sites (Municipality of Two Borders)

Sources:

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Our First Century - Town of Melita and Municipality of Arthur by Melita-Arthur History Committee.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 July 1985, page 36.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 December 2021

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