Prodan, Cornelius

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Prodan, Cornelius

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  • Prodan, Kornylo Sofron

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Dates of existence

1888-1973

History

Cornelius (Kornylo) Prodan was born on September 11, 1888 in Huliaipole, Huliaipole volost, Oleksandrovs’kyi povit, Katerynoslav gubernia, Russian Empire (currently Ukraine). He immigrated to Canada in 1907, completed a teacher’s course at the Ruthenian Training School in Brandon, and taught in Ukrainian-English bi-lingual public schools in Manitoba prior to 1916. In 1921, he completed a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree at the University of Manitoba, becoming the first university-educated Ukrainian agronomist in Canada. He married Paraskeviia Malkovych in 1921 and worked as an agricultural representative (agronomist) with the Manitoba Department of Agriculture until his retirement in 1959.
In 1925 Prodan helped found the St. Raphael’s Ukrainian Immigrants Welfare Association of Canada (Tovarystvo Opiky nad Ukrains’kymy Pereselentsiamy im. Sviatoho Rafaila) and was its president for nearly all of the time of its existence. In 1931-1932 he traveled to Europe in particular to eastern Galicia, then part of Poland (currently Ukraine) as the St. Raphael Society’s representative. His experience was detailed in Podorozh do Ievropy (The Voyage to Europe, Winnipeg, 1933). For over fifty years Prodan contributed articles to Ukrainian newspapers and publications providing agricultural knowledge and information about current practices to his fellow compatriots. Cornelius Prodan died in 1973 in Calgary.

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Place of Birth: Huliaipole, Huliaipole volost, Oleksandrovs’kyi povit, Katerynoslav gubernia, Russian Empire (currently Ukraine)
Long Term Residence: Winnipeg, Manitoba province, Canada
Place of Death: Calgary, Alberta province, Canada

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Agricultural representative (agronomist) with the Manitoba Department of Agriculture until his retirement in 1959.
President of St. Raphael’s Ukrainian Immigrants Welfare Association of Canada (Tovarystvo Opiky nad Ukrains’kymy Pereselentsiamy im. Sviatoho Rafaila) est. 1925.

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Prodan_C

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created March 2021

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