Memorable Manitobans: Albert Earl Draper (1895-1963)
Farmer, MLA (1954-1957).
Born at St. Mary’s, Ontario on 13 December 1895, son of William Draper and Jane Stanley, he came to Manitoba at an early age and settled in the Elgin district where he farmed for many years. He served overseas in the 79th Battalion during World War One. In 1959 he moved to Winnipeg and was employed as a clerk with the Manitoba Agricultural Corporation. From 1951 to 1955 he represented the Deloraine-Greenwood constituency in the Manitoba Legislature.
He and wife Clarabelle had two sons, Kenneth and Clarence. He was a member of the AF & AM (Elgin Lodge) and the Elgin branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.
He died at Winnipeg on 3 November 1963 and was buried in the Elgin Cemetery.
Birth registration, Ancestry.
Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 November 1963, page 23.
Page revised: 18 June 2010
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