Memorable Manitobans: Albert Earl Draper (1895-1963)
Farmer, MLA (1955-1957).
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 the First World War. Elected as the representative for the Deloraine-Greenwood constituency in a June 1955 provincial by-election, he served a single term. He moved to Winnipeg in 1959 and was employed as a clerk with the Manitoba Agricultural Corporation. He and wife Clarabelle had two sons, Kenneth Draper and Clarence Draper. 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.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 18 June 2010
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