Thursday, October 04, 2012
August Earl Marvin
Earl Marvin was born in Hancock,
on February 25, 1901. His father was a County native, and four years later, he
moved the family to Minnesota .
Marvin attended Elementary School at Boardman’s School in Prince
Edward County .
In his early days, he spent eleven years sailing on the Hillier Township Great
Lakes, and earned his engineer’s papers.
In 1938, he became Chief Constable of
He stayed at his post until 1968, when the provincial police took over the
policing of the village. Wellington
Marvin began trap shooting in 1957. He entered his first major competition in 1967, winning nine trophies. He also received a Dominion of
award for shooting 100 out
of 100 at the Prince Edward Rod and Gun Club. As a veteran shooter, he won
singles awards in Canada
seven times, from 1964 to 1977. In 1978, he travelled to Ontario where he won the Canadian Trap
Shooting Association award for the high, overall, veterans’ trophy. He won the Vancouver Ontario Provincial Trap Shoot Association veterans’
doubles trophy in 1979 in . Hamilton
He died on December 30, 1989, in
. St. Catharines,