Manitoba Business: Inter-Ocean Grain Company
The grain firm was founded in 1918 by Edward James and Robert A. Purves. It operated country grain elevators across the prairies but the number had decreased to 25 when, in 1972, it withdrew from the grain-handling business and sold its elevators to the Pioneer Grain Company. The company continued to operate for a time as a commodities trader.
Country Elevators (Manitoba)
“Tax omission unintentional, Purves say,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 May 1978, page 11.
Grain: The Entrepreneurs by Charles W. Anderson, Winnipeg: Watson & Dwyer, 1991.
Grain Elevators in Canada, compiled by Board of Grain Commissioners for Canada, Winnipeg, 1912-1930, 1930-1953, 1953-1998 [Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries], 1998-2016 [Canadian Grain Commission].
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
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