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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Gordon Pruden (1920-2000)

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Arthur Gordon Pruden
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Electrical engineer, historian.

Born at Selkirk on 14 August 1920, eldest son of Arthur Pruden and Mary Elizabeth Slater, his childhood was spent there. During the Second World War, he served in the Signals Corps overseas. He was employed as an electrical engineer with Manitoba Telephone System for 35 years.

In addition to being President of the Manitoba Historical Society (1974-1976), he was involved with the Manitoba Genealogical Society (President, 1980-1981), Red River Valley Historical Society, Midwestern Rail Association, and Western Canada Aviation Museum. An accomplished musician, he enjoyed many hours at his piano and organ. Other hobbies included foreign languages and nature-watching. He enjoyed many trips with his wife Eileen Dorothy Clay throughout Manitoba, and to England and Scotland to visit relatives and see historic sites.

He died at Winnipeg on 16 October 2000 and was buried in the St. Clements Anglican Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 October 2000, page 40.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 October 2021

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