Guy Franklin Van Eaton

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Guy Franklin Van Eaton (August 1878 – January 9, 1950)[1] was an American-born farmer and politician in Saskatchewan, Canada. He represented Shellbrook from 1945 to 1948 in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan as a Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) member.

He was born in Iowa, grew up in South Dakota and continued his education in Tacoma, Washington. He married Anna Flavel Van Eaton in 1910[1] and came to Canada in 1916, settling near Vanscoy, Saskatchewan. Van Eaton became a member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. In 1927, he moved to a farm near Shellbrook. He ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the provincial assembly in 1929; in 1938, Van Eaton was campaign manager for Albert Mansfield, a CCF candidate running for the provincial Shellbrook seat.[2] He was elected to the provincial assembly in a 1945 by-election[3] held following the death of Albert Victor Sterling.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Coles, Cathy (1983). Our harvest of memories : Foxdale, Sturgeon Valley, Silver Cliff, Three Creeks, Rayside, Rich Valley. pp. 290–92. Retrieved 2012-03-31.
  2. ^ "Who's Who in Shellbrook Provincial By-election". Star-Phoenix. Saskatoon. June 20, 1945. p. 2. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
  3. ^ "Membership of the Legislatures" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archive Board. Retrieved 2012-03-06.
  4. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly, Saskatchewan" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives Board. Retrieved 2012-03-31.