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Memorable Manitobans: William Scraba (1907-1971)

Businessman, municipal politician, MLA (1946-1949).

Born at Dominion City on 4 March 1907, son of Peter Scraba and Tena Procopchuk, he attended Aberdeen School and Isaac Newton School. He served on the Winnipeg School Board (1935) and the Winnipeg city council then, in October 1945, he was elected to the Manitoba Legislature. He was defeated in the 1949 provincial election. He moved to Toronto, Ontario in 1960 where he died on 18 April 1971 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 April 1971, page 37.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 July 2018

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