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This is a list of persons involved in brick-making in Manitoba.

Person

Location(s)

Operating Period

Company

John Ager

Learys

1901-1910

Leary’s Brick Company

Rod Ager

Learys

1947-1953

Leary’s Brick Company

John Hume Agnew (1863-1908)

Carman

1905

Dominion Pressed Brick Company

Percy Allen

Carman

c1900-1908

Carman Brick Yards

William Alsip (1833-1912)

Winnipeg

?

 

William Pitt Alsip (1859-1944)

Winnipeg

?

 

C. A. Andrews

Carman

c1914

 

? Argue

Clearwater

1898-1901

Argue and McIntyre Yard

Hugh Armstrong (1858-1926)

La Riviere

1902-1906

Pinto Coal and Brick Company, Press Brick and Tile Company

W. H. Atkinson

Deloraine

1907-1909

Deloraine Brick Yard

W. S. Barker

Whitewater

1894-c1896

 

Robinson Bell

Brandon

c1909

 

Stephen Benson

Neepawa

1905-c1915

Neepawa Brick Company

J. A. C. Blackwood

Edrans

1901-c1904

Edrans-Brandon Pressed Brick Company

George Henry Bradbury (1859-1925)

Beausejour

1904-1916

Manitoba Press Brick Company

Carter Hawkins Brindle (1867-1957)

Souris

c1903-c1906

 

? Britton

Wawanesa

c1880

 

Samuel Manners Brookfield

Dominion City

1882-1884

Dominion City Brick Company

John Bryce

Emerson

1881-1883

Emerson Brick Yard

William Brydon (1847-1930)

La Riviere

1906-1913

Press Brick and Tile Company / Phoenix Brick Works

Robert Bulloch

Selkirk

1885-c1894

 

Alex Calleaux

Deleau

1892

 

W. H. Cameron

Whitewater

1894-c1896

 

Robert Church (1846-1915)

Killarney, Lena

1896-1901

Church Yard

Joseph O. Cloutier

Rapid City

c1912

 

Frederick William Colcleugh (1845-1907)

East Selkirk

1879-1881

 

Lemon Cook

Oak Lake

1892

Cook Yard

? Couture

Somerset

1910-c1913

 

Douglas Creighton

Dominion City, Emerson

1882-c1888

 

W. D. Creighton

Dominion City

c1888

 

John Crerar

Minnedosa

c1883

Minnedosa Brick Company

? Crookston

Emerson

1880s

 

? Cuddy

Minnedosa

1882-1883

Minnedosa Brick Company

William Currie (1857-1898)

Neepawa

1888-1898

Currie Yard

Francis Henry Dagg

Holland

1894-c1904

Dagg and Mawhinney Yard

John Thomas Dandridge

Shoal Lake

1905-c1907

 

William Richard David (1853-1926)

Deloraine, Whitewater

1896-c1906

Deloraine Brick Yard

Elwin Davis

Sidney

c1893-c1910

 

Hiram Davis

Sidney

c1895-c1900

 

W. B. Davis

Millwood

1908-1909

Myers Yard

Thomas Dearlove

Pilot Mound

1897-c1912

Dearlove Yard

R. J. Denny

Douglas

1904-1905

Riverside Brick Yard

James A. Devine

Sidney

1909-c1920

 

Charles S. Dobbyn (1852-1935)

Melita

1905-1910

Melita Lumber and Manufacturing Company

John Dobbyn (1820-1911)

Melita

1905-1910

Melita Lumber and Manufacturing Company

Richard John Dobbyn (1850-1950)

Melita

1905-1910

Melita Lumber and Manufacturing Company

? Doige

East Selkirk

c1905

 

David Douglas

Emerson

1882-?

Douglas Yard

Andrew Dykeman

Lavenham

1907-1919

Dykeman Yard

George W. Eastment (1865-1910)

Gilbert Plains

1902-1910

Eastment Brothers Yard

James Eastment (1863-?)

Gilbert Plains

1902-1910

Eastment Brothers Yard

Jacob Edel

Russell

c1900-c1904

 

Lydia Edel

Russell

c1900-c1904

 

William Elliott

Carman

1897-1898

Elliott and McCormick Yard

Sidney Fairbairn (1844-1912)

Minnedosa

1895-1897

Fairbairn Yard

Charles H. Farrend

Millwood

1907

Myers Yard

Sabin F. Fecteau

St. Alphonse

c1887-c1890

 

D. Ferguson

Emerson

c1879

Ferguson Yard

Thomas A. Foster

Cypress River

1907-1908

 

William Gallie

Morris

1877-c1882

Russell Yard / Russell and Gaillie Yard

? Gardner

East Selkirk

c1897

 

Joseph Gatinstared

Deleau

1892

 

John A. “Jack” Gill

Asessippi

1893-1902

 

Edmond Cecil Gosset-Jackson

Rapid City

1891-c1900

 

? Grange

Dominion City

1882-1888

 

Clarence J. Gregory

Rapid City

c1912

 

John Guttridge

Hamiota

1895

Guttridge Yard

George Gwilt

Portage la Prairie

1911-1914

Portage la Prairie Brick and Tile Company

John William Gyles

Virden

1904-c1915

 

Thomas Haines

Carman

1898-c1900

Elliott and McCormick Yard

Robert Dorrell Hales (1859-1929)

Brookdale, Edrans, Rapid City

1900-1929

 

William Edward Hales (1882-1960)

Edrans

1924

Edrans-Brandon Pressed Brick Company

William Henning

Selkirk

1885-1887

 

Albert Edward Hilder

Winnipeg

1918

 

? Holley

Stony Mountain

c1882

 

Edward T. Hooker (c1851-1897)

Selkirk

c1890-1897

 

James Henry Howden (1860-1938)

Neepawa

1905-c1915

Neepawa Brick Company

Dr. J. B. Hunter

Minnedosa

1883-c1884

Minnedosa Brick Company

Elisha Frederick Hutchings (1855-1930)

La Riviere

1902-1906

Press Brick and Tile Company

? Hyde

Whitewater

1890

 

? Hyndman

Whitewater

1890

 

William Arthur Irish (1872-1941)

Virden

c1893-c1897

 

H. Johnson [Johnston]

Brookdale

c1904

 

David Anthony Keizer (1857-1942)

Winnipeg

1901-?

 

Michael Kelly (1844-1923)

Stony Mountain

1882-c1884

 

William H. Kennedy

Virden

1904-c1915

 

William Kirkland (1852-1956)

Hartney

1895-1913

Hartney Brick and Delft Company

William Kirkville

Hartney

1901-1920

 

Albert B. Laird (1864-?)

Deloraine

1903-1907

Deloraine Brick Yard, McGarvey and Laird

Moise Landry

Somerset

c1907-1910

Somerset Brick Yard

Alexander Lang

Brandon

1882-1889

 

E. Lapham

Deleau

c1899

 

Donald Leary

Learys

c1975

Leary’s Brick Company

George Leary (1849-1939)

Carman, Learys

1901-1917

Dominion Pressed Brick Company

William Allen “Bill” Leary (1892-1953)

Learys

1930-1939

Leary’s Brick Company

? Little

Hartney

1901

 

James Loblaw

Carman

1897

 

W. Lockey

Portage la Prairie

1881-c1882

Portage Brick Yards

George E. Longbottom

Somerset

c1901-c1907

 

George E. Longbottom Jr.

Somerset

c1907

 

Jim Longbottom

Somerset

c1907

 

D. Maclean [McLean]

MacGregor

1899-?

Maclean [McLean] Yard

William Maloney

Ninga

1895-1899

 

? Marion

Somerset

1910-c1913

 

Amable Marion

Oak Lake

1892-1900

Marion Yard

? Martin

La Riviere

1913-1914

 

Isaac Mawhinney

Holland

1894-1898

Dagg and Mawhinney Yard

John Duncan McArthur (1854-1927)

Lac du Bonnet

1901-1919

Lac du Bonnet Mining, Developing and Manufacturing Company

John H. McClure

Balmoral

1905-1916

Balmoral Brick Company

George McCormick

Carman

1897-1898

Elliott and McCormick Yard

Albert N. McCutcheon (1858-1934)

Morris, Whitemouth

1909-1921

Morris Brick Manufacturing Company / Western Brick Company

? McDonald

Minnedosa

1882-1883

Minnedosa Brick Company

J. G. McDonald

Stony Mountain

c1882

 

John R. McDonald

Portage la Prairie

1891-c1906

Portage Brick Yards

Thomas McGarvey (1866-?)

Deloraine

1899

McGarvey and Laird

Daniel McGregor

Morden

1887-1909

McGregor Yard

? McIntyre

Clearwater

1898-1901

Argue and McIntyre Yard

Henry McKay

Nelson

1882-c1884

Nelsonville Brick Yard

Alexander McKellar

Rapid City

1892-c1900

 

Murdock McLean (1838-1910)

Somerset

c1900

 

D. McNaught

Rapid City

c1884

 

Duncan McVicar

Brandon

1880s

 

Dougald McVicar

Brandon, Carberry, Sidney

c1882-1890s

 

Mrs. McVicar

Sidney

1892-c1896

 

Thomas Moran

Nelson

1880-c1881

Nelsonville Brick Yard

George Murray

Brandon

c1904-1907

 

Robert Myers

Millwood

1904-1907

Myers Yard

Robert Naismith

Wawanesa

c1896-c1900

 

Joseph Nannon [Nonan, Noonan]

Deleau

1892-1899

Joseph Nannon [Nonan, Noonan]

? Neden

Virden

c1898-c1900

 

Robert Holland “Bob” Partridge (1880-1937)

Newdale, Strathclair

1903-1904

Newdale Brick Yard

Joseph William “Joe” Partridge (1869-1961)

Newdale, Strathclair

1903-1904

Newdale Brick Yard

William Smith Partridge (1843-1933)

Neepawa

1905-c1915

Neepawa Brick Company

Henry Hugh “Harry” Payne (1858-1941)

Hartney

1895-1901

Payne Yard

John Peterson

Sidney

c1900

 

Captain G. P. Philips

Selkirk

1884

 

Peter Phillippe

Emerson

1878-1881

Emerson Brick Yard

Joseph Pion

La Broquerie

c1890

 

? Pogue

Minitonas

1905-1907

Rutherford and Pogue Yard

John Ralston

Rapid City

c1884

 

F. Reid

Brandon

1880s

 

H. R. Reid

Brandon

1890s

 

Joe Rinn

Nelson

1879

Nelsonville Brick Yard

James A. Roberts

Neepawa

1898-c1905

Currie Yard

? Robinson

Carman

1900-?

Elliott and McCormick Yard

Rodmond Palen Roblin (1853-1937)

Carman

1905

Dominion Pressed Brick Company

Joseph Rowlett (1857-1910)

Gilbert Plains

1905-1910

Rowlett Yard

William A. Russell

Morris

1875-c1882

Russell Yard / Russell and Gaillie Yard

James Ruston (1864-1948)

Cypress River

c1896-1904

Pioneer Brick Yard

? Rutherford

Minitonas

1905-1907

Rutherford and Pogue Yard

George Sackville

Hartney

1898-1901

Hartney Brick and Delft Company

Harry Sage

Neepawa, Newdale, Strathclair

1903-c1915

Neepawa Brick Company, Newdale Brick Yard

Jack Sage

Newdale, Strathclair

1903-1904

Newdale Brick Yard

Henry Sampson

Brandon

1900-1917

Brandon Brick Works

J. Sampson

Brandon

1900-c1906

Brandon Brick Works

John Saul

Virden

c1893-c1897

 

A. J. Selwood

Douglas

1904-1905

Riverside Brick Yard

John Shaw

Carberry

1890s

 

James Sheriff

Virden

c1898-c1900

 

John Sinnott

Grandview

1904-c1908

Sinnott Yard

William Patterson Smith (1850-1937)

Portage la Prairie

1881-c1893

Portage Brick Yards

Robert Snowball

Pilot Mound

1881

Snowball Yard

John Alexander Snyder (1861-1937)

Portage la Prairie

c1904-c1945

 

Morley David Snyder (1871-1948)

Gilbert Plains

1907-1929

A. Snyder and Company

William Henry “Squire” Sowden (1823-1907)

Souris

1892-c1901

 

Harry Steadman

Pilot Mound

1882-c1890

Snowball Yard

George Stenhouse

Sidney

1909-c1920

 

Henry Stephens (1865-1934)

Portage la Prairie

1899-1928

Portage Brick Yards / Portage la Prairie Brickyard Company

? Sutherland

East Selkirk

c1905

 

Erven Tallman

Learys

1953-1962

 

Francis Albert Thomas (1858-1927)

Kenville-Durban

1899-1904

Thomas Yard

Isaac Thomas

East Selkirk

1890s

 

John Lewis Thomas

Virden

1920-1921

 

David Tisdale (1875-1951)

Crystal City

1901-1903

Tisdale Yard

J. Toombs

Carman

1898

 

Charles Town

Wawanesa

c1896-c1900

 

? Trull

Dominion City

1882-c1888

 

William Turber

Portage la Prairie

1880-1881

Portage Brick Yards

Jim Turner

Beausejour

1906-c1916

 

G. Vaughan

Souris

1892

 

? Waight

Morris

1880-1882

Waight Brothers

A. S. Walker

Minnedosa, Neepawa, Newdale

1888-c1889

Currie Yard, Minnedosa Brick Company

David Malcolm Wardrop (1887-1981)

Whitemouth

?-1945

 

John Wardrop

Whitemouth

c1914-c1920

 

William Walter Wardrop (1854-1942)

Whitemouth

1922-1945

 

? Wellman

East Selkirk

c1897

 

George Whalen

Darlingford

1900-1902

Whalen’s Brick and Tile

Creasy J. Whellems

Rapid City

c1882-c1890

 

? Williams

Carman

1888-c1890

 

James Wilson

Selkirk

c1890-c1893

 

Magnus Wilson (1860-1942)

Gladstone

1898-1900s

Wilson Yard

Cecil Wogan-Wainewright

Virden

1904-c1915

 

Daniel David Wood (1859-1925)

Winnipeg

c1920s

Wood's Brick Company

Joseph Edward Woodworth (1837-1889)

Brandon

1882-1899

Brandon Brick Works

Ainslie Lunham Young (1868-1938)

Souris

c1903-c1906

 

George Young

Nelson

1881

 

Sources:

Manitoba Brickmakers by Hugh Henry, Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, 1992.

Manitoba Brick Yards by Randy Rostecki, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch Report, May 2010.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 July 2020

Leary Brickworks

Manitoba Bricks and Blocks

A history of the manufacture of bricks and concrete blocks in Manitoba, based on research by Randy Rostecki for the Manitoba Historic Resources Branch and supplemented by information compiled by Gordon Goldsborough of the Manitoba Historical Society. .

Bricks | Blocks | People | Glossary

We thank Hugh Arklie, Gordon McDiarmid, and Heather Bertnick for their help in the development of this online guide. Financial support of the Thomas Sill Foundation is gratefully acknowledged. Additional information was provided by Ina Bramadat, David Butterfield, Neil Christoffersen, Frank Korvemaker, Ed Ledohowski, Ken Storie, Lynette Stow, and Tracey Winthrop-Meyers.

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