MSS SC 157
Title: Les J. Millington fonds
Dates: [ca. 1990]
Extent: 1 cm of textual documents
Biographical Sketch: Les J. Millington was born
in Derby, England in 1911 and in 1925 immigrated to Canada and initially
settled in Carstairs, Alberta, where he worked as a cowhand on the
Hays and Co. dairy farm. Millington worked in Carstairs for a number
of years, spent a short period of time in British Columbia, and
then moved to Manitoba in 1936. Also in 1936 and shortly before
moving to Manitoba, Millington married Luvena Callico, and the newlywed
couple set up their own cattle farm in Rosser, Manitoba. The Millingtons
soon moved to St. Norbert and expanded their operations. In 1956,
Millington moved his operations to Georgetown, Ontario and founded
his cattle export company Rockford International. Rockford International
continued to grow and Millington made a sizable contribution to
the export of Canadian cattle overseas. Millington traveled and
exported cattle to many countries in the 1960s, including Japan,
Korea, the Philippines, Peru, and Italy. In 1969, Millington moved
Rockford International back to Manitoba and set up shop in St. Norbert.
In 1978, Millington sold off his assets and retired.
Custodial History: The fonds was donated to Archives
& Special Collections by Les J. and Luvena Millington in 1996.
Scope and Content: The fonds consists of a published
monograph, As Life Unfolds: Memoirs of Les J. Millington.
Topics in the autobiography include Millington's early life in England,
his immigration to Canada, the creation of his company Rockford
International, his travels to numerous countries in order to export
Canadian cattle, and his retirement to Florida and Falcon Lake,
Manitoba. The monograph includes several copies of photographs and
excerpts from media articles about Les Millington. In the preface
Millington mentions that the autobiography was dictated to his wife
Luvena Millington and transcribed by Opal Langrell, the author of
Yesteryears: Woodlands Municipal Memoirs.
Source of Supplied Title: Title based on provenance
Restrictions: Open to all researchers.
Finding Aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.