Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

MHS Multicultural Dinner 2019
2019
Multicultural
Dinner

Spring Field Trip 2019
MHS
Spring
Field Trip

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Herbert R. Sulkers (1889-1948)

Click to enlarge

Herbert R. Sulkers
Click to enlarge

Farmer, MLA (1937-1940).

Born at Amsterdam, Holland on 25 September 1889, son of Herman Sulkers and Mary Joanna Vriens, he came to Canada in 1907 and worked as a florist and farmhand, going on to help in establishing the market gardening industry in the Greater Winnipeg area, and the sugar beet industry in southern Manitoba.

On 15 November 1912 he married Gertrude Bergman (?-?), daughter of Ruter D. Bergman, of Winnipeg. They had one daughter, Mary Joanna Sulkers. He served as President of the Manitoba Vegetable Growers Association, President of the Manitoba Sugar Beet Producers’ Association (1942-1948), was a School Trustee from 1924 to 1932, and was a member of the Masons (Acacia Lodge), Winnipeg Horticultural Society, and the King Memorial United Church. He was a candidate for the House of Commons at the 1935 federal election but was defeated. He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature in 1936, representing the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, and served one term, being defeated in the 1941 general election by N. J. Stryk.

He died at his Winnipeg home, 44 Kelvin Street, on 16 October 1948 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1938.

“Herbert Sulkers, 59, horticulturist, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 October 1948, page 18.

“The late Herbert Sulkers,” Manitoba Beet Growers Bulletin, Vol. 4, No. 3, December 1948. [Manitoba Legislative Library]

We thank Connor Mah for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 January 2019

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.