Fonds CA DHM 1977.2 - Henry William "Harry" Cater fonds

Brandon City Council, 1923 Governor General & Duke of Devonshire Visit to Brandon (Man.) Lord and Lady Tweedsmuir's Visit to Brandon Visit of His Excellency, Baron Tweedsmuir, Governor General of Canada. Brandon, September 19, 1936

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Henry William "Harry" Cater fonds

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CA DHM CA DHM 1977.2

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  • 1900-1936 (Creation)
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    Cater, Henry William "Harry"

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4 photographs; 0.1 cm of textual documents

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(1869-1945)

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Henry William "Harry" Cater was born in Whittingdon, Norfolk, England on December 4, 1869 to Sarah and Walter Cater. He immigrated to St. Thomas Ontario in 1887. In 1889, Harry came to Brandon, Manitoba and established the Brandon Pump and Windmill Works at 602 9th Street. He served for four years as a Brandon City Alderman before he was elected as Mayor. Harry Cater was Mayor of Brandon in 1915-1918; 1922-1931 and 1914-1937. He was an active delegate to the Union of Manitoba Municipalities, serving as its Vice President in 1925 and 1926. He was president of the Union of Canadian Municipalities starting in 1930. He was an active member of the Brandon community. He married Eliza Jane Heal (1907-1967) on August 27, 1907 in Brandon. They had five children: Ruth (1908-), Ellen (1910-); Francis (1912-), Cecil (1913-) and Herbert. Harry Cater died at Brandon on April 3, 19145. He is interned at Brandon Cemetery and is commemorated by Cater Drive in the City of Brandon.

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Accession by Daly House Museum in 1977. Prior custordial history is unknown

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The fonds consists of photographs related to the activities of Mayor Henry William "Harry" Cater between the years 1922 to 1936. The fonds also contains a diploma awarded to Harry Cater from the Western Agriculture and Arts Association (WAAA).

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The fonds is under the standard policy issued by the directors of the Daly House Museum. No materials are to leave the Museum premises without authority of the Board of Directors. Reprints and photocopies will be made available upon request.

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