Thursday, October 04, 2012


Earl Marvin

August Earl Marvin


Earl Marvin was born in Hancock, Minnesota, on February 25, 1901. His father was a County native, and four years later, he moved the family to Prince Edward County. Marvin attended Elementary School at Boardman’s School in Hillier Township. In his early days, he spent eleven years sailing on the Great Lakes, and earned his engineer’s papers.

In 1938, he became Chief Constable of Wellington. He stayed at his post until 1968, when the provincial police took over the policing of the village.

Marvin began trap shooting in 1957. He entered his first major competition in 1967, winning nine trophies. He also received a Dominion of Canada award for shooting 100 out of 100 at the Prince Edward Rod and Gun Club. As a veteran shooter, he won singles awards in Ontario seven times, from 1964 to 1977. In 1978, he travelled to Vancouver where he won the Canadian Trap Shooting Association award for the high, overall, veterans’ trophy. He won the Ontario Provincial Trap Shoot Association veterans’ doubles trophy in 1979 in Hamilton.

He died on December 30, 1989, in St. Catharines, Ontario.

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