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War Memorials in Manitoba
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This Old Elevator
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Abandoned Manitoba
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Manitoba Business: Dominion Elevator Company

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Presidents | Country Elevators | Sources

Founded by Frederick Phillipps in 1896, and incorporated formally on 21 July 1897, this Winnipeg-based grain firm merged with several other companies in 1928 to form the Canadian Consolidated Grain Company.

Presidents / General Managers

Period

President / General Manager

1896-1908

Frederick Phillipps (1857-1932)

1908-1917

William Wallace McMillan (1852-1928)

1917-1918

D. R. Mitchell

1918-1919

Harvey Kavaner (1886-1962)

c1920

George McMillan

c1924

Rodmond Palen Roblin (1853-1937)

?-1928

Hugh Phillipps (1875-1963)

Vice-Presidents

Period

Vice-President

1896-1908

William Wallace McMillan (1852-1928)

Secretaries

Period

Secretary

?-1928

Charles Edward “Charlie” Hayles (c1885-1952)

Country Elevators

Location

Rail

Opened

Closed

Capacity
(bushels)

Comments

Altamont

 

1902

 

24,000

Sold to Manitoba Government (1910)

Arnaud

 

1897

 

22,000

 

Austin

 

1897

 

25,000

 

Bagot

 

1897

 

32,000

 

Baldur

 

1897

 

30,000

 

Basswood

 

1898

 

30,000

 

Beausejour

 

1921

 

30,000

Merged with Canadian Consolidated (1928)

Belmont

 

1898

 

25,000

 

Binscarth

 

1898

 

27,000

 

Brandon

 

1897

 

40,000

 

Broomhill

 

1926

 

30,000

 

Carman

 

1897

 

35,000

 

Dand

 

1918

 

30,000

 

Darlingford

 

1897

 

25,000

 

Dauphin

 

1896

 

25,000

Sold to Manitoba Government (1910)

Deloraine

 

1897

 

25,000

 

Edwin

 

1921

 

30,000

 

Elkhorn

 

1897

 

10,000

 

Elva

 

1895

 

25,000

Sold to Manitoba Government (1910)

Emerson

 

1897

 

30,000

 

Foxwarren

 

1898

 

30,000

 

Glenora

 

?

 

28,000

Sold to Manitoba Government (1910)

Greenway

 

1901

 

15,000

Sold to Manitoba Government (1910)

Gretna

 

1897

 

25,000

 

Hamiota

 

1898

 

25,000

 

Harrowby

 

1923

 

35,000

 

Hartney

 

1900

 

25,000

Sold to Manitoba Government (1910)

Hilton

 

1901

 

30,000

Sold to Manitoba Government (1910)

Homewood

 

1901

 

25,000

Sold to Manitoba Government (1910)

Killarney

 

1897

 

25,000

 

Letellier

 

1907

 

24,000

Sold to Manitoba Government (1910)

Makinak

 

1898

 

10,000

 

Mariapolis

 

1899

 

6,000

 

Melbourne

 

1898

 

20,000

 

Miami

 

1897

 

23,000

Sold to Manitoba Government (1910)

Minnedosa

 

1898

 

10,000

 

Morden

 

1897

 

25,000

 

Napinka

 

1904

 

28,000

Sold to Manitoba Government (1910)

Neepawa

 

1897

 

25,000

 

Nesbitt

 

1895

 

28,000

Sold to Manitoba Government (1910)

Ninga

 

?

 

24,000

Sold to Manitoba Government (1910)

Niverville

 

1901

 

20,000

 

Oakburn

 

1900

 

30,000

Sold to Manitoba Government (1910)

Oak Lake

 

1897

 

25,000

 

Oak River

 

1898

 

30,000

 

Oakville

 

1897

 

20,000

 

Ochre River

 

1897

 

4,000

 

Ogilvie

 

1898

 

13,000

 

Pierson

 

1898

 

20,000

 

Plum Coulee

 

1897

 

25,000

 

Poplar Point

 

1898

 

9,000

 

Portage la Prairie

 

1897

 

30,000

 

Roland

 

1897

 

25,000

Sold to Manitoba Government (1910)

Rosebank

 

1897

 

30,000

 

Rounthwaite

 

1898

 

22,000

 

St. Jean Baptiste

 

1899

 

30,000

 

Shoal Lake

 

1887

 

22,000

Sold to Manitoba Government (1910)

Sidney

 

1898

 

20,000

 

Silver Plains

 

1899

 

15,000

Sold to Manitoba Government (1910)

Solsgirth

 

1924

 

30,000

 

Sperling

 

1912

 

25,000

 

Steinbach

 

1899

 

20,000

 

Stockton

 

1895

 

22,000

Sold to Manitoba Government (1910)

Stonewall

 

1897

 

6,000

 

Strathclair

 

1898

 

30,000

 

Treherne

 

1895

 

24,000

Sold to Manitoba Government (1910)

Virden

 

1897

 

40,000

 

Wassewa

 

1918

 

30,000

 

Wawanesa

 

1897

 

30,000

 

Westbourne

 

1898

 

8,000

 

Whitewater

 

1897

 

15,000

 

Winkler

 

1897

 

26,000

 

Sources:

Review of negotiations that led to government ownership and operation of elevators in Manitoba and cause of failure by the Executive Manitoba Grain Growers’ Association, c1910.

“City briefs,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 March 1918, page 6.

“Sir Rodmond Roblin defendant in court,” Manitoba Free Press, 30 April 1924, page 11.

“Notice of application to surrender charter,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 September 1929, page 15.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 December 2017

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