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Hutton, Frank Valentine, Redvers, Saskatchewan, B.S.A.(1918). Military Service: Private, Reg. No. 3345244, First Depot Bn., Manitoba Regiment, Attestation Papers.
Additional Biographical Information:
Frank Valentine Hutton. Born Feb. 6th, 1894, in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, U.S.A., the youngest in a family of four boys and four girls. Finding the last innovation to be a gross feeder, Mr. Hutton, senior, determined to move to the farm, when Frank was one year old. Here they lived among trees and hills and a few cultivated acres for seven years. Even this environment proving too confining for a large family, Mr. Hutton decided to make a final move and homesteaded at Redvers, Saskatchewan. Here Frank attended the country school of Hutton, and anon learned to toil in the field and battle with nature. After passing his entrance, Frank was fortunate in being able to spend a winter at high school preparatory to going to college.
In the fall of 1913 he started his career as a student at the Manitoba Agricultural College. Here among his classmates he soon became known as Frankie, on account of his congenial nature and juvenile appearance. As a junior he had many things to endure. His room mate was eccentric, having poetic ambitions but no talent and forever advertised his friend’s endeavours by verse, viz.:
On the way home, Frank’s thoughts did roam
How he could pop the question;
But his nerve did wane, and his old brain
Could think of no suggestion.
Then, too, Frank was unfortunate in being too much of a gentleman. For this reason he would never take advantage of an opponent until he was down, but being down would then begin to writhe and struggle like a divided snake until sundown. As a worker he was ever there for the good of the college, carrying to a finis[h] any portion of college activities entrusted to him. We predict for Frank a splendid future.
University of Manitoba, Archives and Special Collections, Managra, v. XI, no. 5 (March 1918), 18-19.
Personals. F. V. Hutton, B.S.A. was telling us that he expected to be leaving the army soon but he isn’t worrying when he visits us.
University of Manitoba, Archives and Special Collections, Managra, v. XII, no. 2 (February 1919), 47.