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Memorable Manitobans: Adam Sharp Little (1919-1991)

Physician, historian.

Born at Dauphin on 11 April 1919, son of Thomas Little (1884-1959) and Agnes Eliza Bruce Hall (?-?), he graduated from the Manitoba Medical College in 1942. He practiced at Dauphin for ten years then did postgraduate studies in New York City. For 20 years, he served on the medical staff of the University Hospital at Edmonton, Alberta. He moved to British Columbia in 1974 where he was Medical Director and later Chair of the Workers' Compensation Board. He retired in 1981. In 1942, he married Helen L. Fairbairn (c1918-2014) and they had a son and two daughters. In retirement he wrote a history of his hometown entitled Dogtown to Dauphin (1988). He died at Victoria, British Columbia on 4 July 1991.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Dauphin Herald, 10 July 1991, page 13.

Obituary [Helen L. Little], Dauphin Herald, 13 May 2014, page 21.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 November 2022

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