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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Robertson Falconer (c1876-1947)

Businessman, municipal official.

Born at Loanhead, Perth, Scotland, he came to Manitoba in the early 1890s and settled at Deloraine where he worked as a blacksmith. A few years later he went into the agricultural implements business, later being a buyer for the Paterson Grain Company until it was taken over by the Manitoba Pool. Later he worked for the National Utilities at their power plant in Deloraine. From 1939 to his year, Falconer operated an insurance agency and real estate business. He was a member of the Foresters, Orange Lodge, and the Masons. He served on the local municipal council, including a term as Mayor of Deloraine (1911-1912). In 1936, the collegiate building in Deloraine was named after him, in recognition of his long service on the local school board. He died at his Deloraine home on 2 February 1947 and was buried in the local cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Deloraine School No. 490 (Deloraine)

Sources:

“T. R. Falconer, Deloraine, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 February 1947. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 September 2015

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