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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Heard Marshall (1916-1994)


He worked at the Brandon Experimental Farm from 1946 to 1970 and at the Morden Agriculture Research Station from 1970 until retirement in 1981. He developed some 35 new varieties of vegetables and ornamental plants between 1952 and 1977. Perhaps his most familiar contributions were five roses that he called the Parkland series: Assiniboine, Cuthbert Grant, Adelaide Hoodless, Morden Cardinette, Morden Centennial, Morden Ruby, and Morden Amorette. He also developed a lily variety, a muskmelon, two willows, a Swiss chard, a pea, and two tomatoes.

He and his wife Genevieve Evangeline “Eva” Foresman (c1921-2012) had four sons. In recognition of his community service, he received the Canadian Centennial Medal (1967) and an honorary doctorate from Brandon University (1974).

He died at Morden on 11 March 1994 and was buried in the Morden Hillside Cemetery. He was inducted posthumously into the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame (1995).


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 March 1994, page 19.

“Coneflower showy, curative,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 March 1994, page 24.

Obituary [Genevieve Evangeline Marshall], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 March 2012, page 27.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank John Marshall for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 December 2021

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